Brewers vs. Cubs - 10/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (94-65) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-91)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
K Hendricks (7-7) (4.09) vs. Ty Wagner (0-1) (11.73)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play game two Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Cubs have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Cubs have won 10 straight when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 161 hits and 99 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 168 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won seven straight road games. Kyle Hendricks gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.09 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 3-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won five straight 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 137 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last seven home games. Tyler Wagner takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 11.74 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This is Wagner’s first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 23-9 in their last 32 vs. National League Central and 4-1 in Hendricks' last 5 starts. The Brewers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-12 in their last 16 vs. National League Central. The Cubs are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
The Cubs are still fighting for a chance to get home field for their opening wild card match, while the Brewers have had their eyes set on the offseason for a while. Add in an inexperieced Milwaukee pitcher, and I like the Cubs to stay red hot.