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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Free Pick 9/16/13

Chicago Cubs (63-85) at Milwaukee Brewers (65-82)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

Edwin Jackson (R) (8-15) (4.758) vs. Wily Peralta (R) (9-15) (4.491)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: WGN, FS-Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs face off on Monday at Miller Park as they begin to wind down their regular season schedules.

The Milwaukee Brewers had a season of turmoil off of the field and they are two weeks away from getting a chance to regroup before next season. The Brewers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 33-41 at home this season, and they are 18 games under .500. As a team the Brewers are hitting .254 with Scooter Gennett hitting .335, Jean Segura hitting .299, and Carlos Gomez is hitting .294. For Monday’s game the Brewers start Wily Peralta who is 9-15 with a 4.49 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 4.34 ERA in his last three starts.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Free Pick 9/16/13

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The Chicago Cubs roster looks a lot different than it looked on opening day but unfortunately they occupy a familiar place in the standings, out of the post season. The Cubs are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 34-40 on the road this season, and they are 23 games under .500. As a team the Cubs are hitting .238 with Junior Lake hitting .309, Dioner Navarro hitting .302, and Wellington Castillo hitting 271. For Monday’s game the Cubs start Edwin Jackson who is 8-15 with a 4.76 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 2.89 ERA in his last three starts.

Milwaukee is 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 2-5 in their last seven games as a home favorite, and 1-5 in Peralta’s last six starts. Chicago is 5-12 against the N.L. Central, 2-5 in game one of a series, and 1-6 in Jackson’s last seven starts. Chicago is 6-20 in their last 26 games in Milwaukee.

The total in this one is set at 8 and I can see it going over that number but it is just a lean. I also have a stronger play on the winning side and I will post that strong pick in the Premium Area.

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