Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 5/30/14
Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Travis Wood (L) (5-4) (4.355) vs. Marco Estrada (R) (4-2) (3.983)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -155 / Chicago Cubs +145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, WGN-America
The Chicago Cubs head to Miller Park to battle the Milwaukee Brewers in National League Central action Friday.
Scoring has generally been an issue for the Cubs in 2014 and their pitching isn't going to limit opponents to two runs every time out so wins have been tough to come by. The scoring woes continued in a 5-0 loss at San Francisco Wednesday as the Cubs were shutout on consecutive days. Edwin Jackson allowed a pair of 6th inning runs to take the loss with Justin Grimm giving up three more in the 7th. Chicago recorded a pair of hits and walked five times but didn't apply enough pressure on the Giants pitching. Left hander Travis Wood takes the ball in Friday's series opener versus Milwaukee. Wood has won three in a row with a 3.54 ERA in this span with ten hits allowed in 20.1 innings.
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Milwaukee once held a healthy lead in the National League Central but has slowed after a torid start and St Louis has taken advantage and crept back to within a few games of the division leaders. The bats have shown some life the last week with wins in three of four with 28 runs scored in this span. The Brew Crew did everything right in Wednesday's 8-3 rout of Baltimore with Yovani Gallardo leading the way on the mound with all three runs plated on four hits and five BB through 6.2 frames. The bats did their damage on ten hits and a trio of walks with Kris Davis going deep and driving in three while Ryan Braun totaled two hits and a pair of RBI's. The Brewers hand the ball to Marco Estrada in game one of their series against visiting Chicago. Estrada faced the Cubs less then two weeks ago and allowed all four runs in a 4-2 loss with a pair of homers served up in five frames.
Wood has been throwing well the last two times out and Estada hasn't but his team is hitting the ball and Chicago isn't. Sounds like a pass for me...