Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (63-86) at Chicago Cubs (87-62)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
W Peralta (5-9) (4.41) vs. J Hammel (8-6) (3.73)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -184 / Milwaukee Brewers +174 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers look to slowdown the playoff hopeful Chicago Cubs on Monday.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for some momentum when they face the Cubs to kick off a weekday series. The Brewers had lost nine of ten before breaking loose at the plate with an 8-4 win versus Cincinnati Sunday. Starter Ariel Pena allowed a pair of runs over five frames with Kyle Lohse giving up two more. The Brew Crew pounded out 13 hits and walked six times with Adam Lind going 3-4 with three RBI’s and a run while Scooter Gennett and Logan Schafer combined for five hits and scored two runs each. Wily Peralta draws the series opening start against the postseason hopeful Cubs. Peralta is coming off of a 5-4 loss to St Louis with all five runs plated on six hits in four frames.
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The Chicago Cubs will be looking to close the season strong when they host Milwaukee Monday. The Cubs lost a game in the standings and saw a five game winning end in a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Starter Jon Lester was not at his best with all four runs given up on six hits including a pair of homers through six innings. The Cubbies mustered six hits and eight walks with Anthony Rizzo driving in a pair while Tommy La Stella knocked in a run. Veteran Jason Hammel gets the call to the mound versus the Brewers in game one of the series. Hammel struggled last time out in a 5-4 loss at Pittsburgh with four runs scored in 3.2 innings.
Milwaukee are 1-10 in their last 11 overall and are 1-10 in their last 11 games on grass while the over is 22-5-2 in their last 29 overall. The over is 7-2 in Chicago’s last 9 overall and is 7-2 in their last 9 on grass while the Cubs are 20-6 in their last 26 home games. Milwaukee are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and the under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago. For me it’s either something on the Cubs or look elsewhere…