Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (64-81) at Chicago Cubs (93-52)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Nelson (7-14) (4.58) vs. Mike Montgomery (4-5) (2.74)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -218 / Milwaukee Brewers +201 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to keep steamrolling the competition as they kick off an NL Central set at home with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers have had a disappointing season but they can finish the year with some positive momentum and perhaps audition for some top end free agents with a strong series against the Cubs, but they will have their work cut out for them against baseball’s best team. The Brewers still have some nice pieces in place but they did move on from some long time players including Jonathan Lucroy who bolted for the World Series contending Texas Rangers. Milwaukee will send Jimmy Nelson to the mound here who is 7-14 with a 4.58 ERA this season and he will face off with Mike Montgomery who is 4-5 with an impressive 2.74 ERA and remains another strong piece to an already formidable starting rotation.
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The Cubs have had the best season of any team in the MLB this season and look like a shoe in to lock into top spot in the National League and with a victory tonight against the Brewers they can be the first team to officially clinch their division. Chicago is so well balanced that they can beat you in a number of different ways as they have the offense to compete with the high octane bats, the starting pitching to battle it out with a team full of aces, and a bullpen that is headlined by former Reds and Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. Chicago is a big time favourite here and should be considered as such with any of their starters on the bump but in a game at Wrigley and the NL Central in their grasp I think the Cubs will be dialed in here.
The Brewers are 2-8 in Nelson’s last 10 starts, 1-4 in their last five overall, and 0-5 in Nelson’s last five Thursday starts while the Cubs are 21-7 in their last 28 Thursday games, 36-15 in their last 51 overall, and 67-28 in their last 95 games against a team with a losing record. Chicago dominates from first pitch.