Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - 9/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (87-48) at Milwaukee Brewers (59-76)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Miller Park)
K Hendricks (13-7) (2.04) vs. Zach Davies (10-6) (4.26)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +178 / Chicago Cubs -188 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, ESPN
Coming up in MLB action on Monday, we’ve got the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers kicking off their series from Miller Park.
The Cubs are coming off a four-game set against the Giants. Chicago won Thursday and Friday but dropped Saturday’s game. On Sunday, the Cubs managed a 3-2 win in a 13-inning marathon.
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As for the Brewers, they just finished up against the Pirates. Milwaukee won the first two games of that set, and on Sunday, the Brewers embarrassed the Pirates 10-0.
Chicago will be bringing out right-hander Kyle Hendricks to the mound on Monday. In his 26 games (25 starts) and 13-7 record, Hendricks has a 2.09 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP in 159 innings. Hendricks recorded a win against the Pirates his last time out, with seven innings, three hits and no earned.
The Cubs have some great hitters on their side. Kris Bryant owns 157 hits with 112 runs, 36 homers and 91 RBI. Anthony Rizzo has bagged 146 hits with 82 runs, 26 homers and 93 RBI. Ben Zobrist has hit 124 times with 81 runs and 66 RBI.
Over on the Brewers’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Zach Davies take the start Monday. Over 24 starts and a 10-6 record, Davies has a 4.07 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP in 139.1 innings. Against the Cardinals in his last start, Davies bagged a no-decision with seven hits and three runs in 6.1 innings.
The Brewers have a few key hitters as well. Jonathan Villar has posted 147 hits with 74 runs and 51 RBI so far. Ryan Braun sits on 133 hits with 67 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI. Scooter Gennett holds 113 hits with 47 runs and 43 RBI.
The Cubs are 20-7 in their last 27 Monday games, and 49-18 in their last 67 game ones of a series. Chicago is also 10-3 in Hendricks’ last 13 starts, and 5-2 in Hendricks’ last seven Monday starts.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 5-14 in their last 19 Monday games, and 2-8 in their last 10 game ones of a series. Milwaukee is also 1-4 in Davies’ last five starts against the NL Central, and 9-4 in Davies’ last 13 home starts.
I have to go with Hendricks and the Cubs here, as they’ve got Davies outmatched. Give me Chicago.