Cubs vs. Brewers - 9/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (63-86) at Chicago Cubs (87-62)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Tyler Cravy vs. J Arrieta (19-6) (1.96)
The Line: Chicago Cubs / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs play game two Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Brewers have lost five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 144 hits and 84 RBI while Jean Segura and Adam Lind have combined for 132 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost four straight road games. Tyler Cravy gets the ball, and he’s 0-7 with a 6.42 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This is Cravy’s second career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after wins in five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won six of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 155 hits and 95 RBI while Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler have combined for 140 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won seven of their last nine home games. Jake Arrieta takes the hill, and he’s 19-6 with a 1.96 ERA and 209 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 2-3 with a 3.19 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 7-19 in their last 26 road games. The Cubs are 35-17 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 40-18 in Arrietas last 58 starts. The Cubs are 1-4 in Arrietas last 5 home starts vs. Brewers.
The Brewers can't win and the Cubs can't lose. Also, Arrieta is easily had one of the best seasons of any pitcher in the league this season. Hard to bet against Chicago here.