Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/12/14
Milwaukee Brewers (65-53) at Chicago Cubs (50-66)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Wily Peralta (R) (14-6) (3.422) vs. Kyle Hendricks (R) (3-1) (2.097)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +115 / Milwaukee Brewers -125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, CSN-CHI
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs pay game two on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
The Brewers have won five of their last seven games and are 13 games above .500. The Brewers pitching staff has been getting the job done during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in six of their last eight games. Overall, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.68, which is 15th in the majors, and they’ve won five straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Khris Davis has a hit in seven of his last 10 games. Starting is Wily Peralta, who is 14-6 with a 3.42 ERA and has 108 strikeouts in 144.2 innings. Peralta is 2-4 with a 4.07 ERA in seven career starts against the Cubs.
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The Cubs have split their last 10 games and are 17 games below .500. The Cubs pitching has improved lately, allowing three or less runs in six of their last 11 games. Overall, the Cubs have an ERA of 3.84, which is 18th in baseball, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro has a 10-game hitting streak and Anthony Rizzo has a hit in seven of his last 10 games. Kyle Hendricks gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA and has 21 strikeouts in 34.1 innings. This is Hendricks’ first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 5-1 in Peraltas last 6 road starts and 5-0 in Peraltas last 5 starts overall. The Cubs are 1-9 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Hendricks' last 5 starts overall.
Hendricks has pitched well and it seems like the Brewers are due for a letdown after a hot week. Give me the home team and the plus money.