Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (48-65) at Chicago Cubs (62-48)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Garza (6-12) (5.02) vs. J Hammel (6-5) (3.17)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -176 / Milwaukee Brewers +166 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot with the Milwaukee Brewers in town for a NL Central tilt.
The Milwaukee Brewers are a spoiler but they are increasingly hard to predict. The Brewers fell to the Cubs 6-3 on Tuesday for their 7th defeat in the eleven contests. Taylor Jungmann gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits and three BB to take the loss in 2.2 frames with Tyler Thornburg allowing two more. That was too much for a seven hit attack unable to keep up. Adam Lind homered and drove in two and scored twice while Elian Herrera doubled in Khris Davis. The Brewers turn to Matt Garza for Wednesday’s start at Wrigley Field versus the surging Cubs. Garza was at his best in a 10-1 win versus visiting San Diego with a two hitter over seven innings.
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The Chicago Cubs are looking like a team to keep an eye on as they are the hottest team in the game right now. The Cubs stayed on a roll with Wednesday’s win being their 10th in eleven games. Starter Dan Haren threw just well enough to win with all three runs given up on five hits through 5.1 innings with four relievers holding Milwaukee at Bay. The Cubbies did their damage on seven hits and seven free passes with Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Solar each driving in two runs. Jason Hammel toes the rubber against the visiting Brewers in Wednesday action. Hammel did not receive a decision in a 5-5 win versus San Francisco with two runs scored on three hits in four frames.
The under is 11-4-2 in Milwaukee’s last 17 overall and is 11-4-2 in their last 17 on grass while the Brewers are 5-11 in their last 16 overall. Chicago are 10-1 in their last 11 games as a favorite and are 10-1 in their last 11 overall while going 10-1 in their last 11 games on grass. If Hammel is reasonably effective I have to go with the hotter squad…