Brewers at Cubs - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (5-18) at Chicago Cubs (13-8)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Fiers (0-3) (5.78) vs. J Arrieta (3-1) (2.02)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -180 / Milwaukee Brewers +170 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, CSN-CHI
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brewers have allowed eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Brewers have split their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adam Lind leads Milwaukee with 26 hits and 13 RBI while Ryan Braun and Jean Segura have combined for 18 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost seven of their last eight games on the road. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he’s 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Cubs have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cubs have won seven straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads Chicago with 29 hits and 12 RBI while Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero have combined for 20 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Jake Arrieta takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 2-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 15-36 in their last 51 vs. National League Central and 1-6 in Fiers' last 7 starts. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League Central and 5-1 in Arrietas last 6 starts. The Brewers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
The Brewers are just a bad baseball team, and the Cubs simply haven't been able to lose as of late. No reason to pick against Chicago in this spot and you should take the runline to give your wager more value.