Brewers vs. Cubs - 7/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (53-47) at Milwaukee Brewers (44-58)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Hammel (5-5) (3.20) vs. Taylor Jungmann (5-2) (2.14)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -105 / Chicago Cubs -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSWI
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play game two of their series Friday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 104 hits and 56 RBI while Starlin Castro and Dexter Fowler have combined for 69 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last seven road games. Jason Hammel gets the nod, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.20 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 6-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Brewers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Brewers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Gerardo Parra leads Milwaukee with 106 hits and 31 RBI while Ryan Braun and Adam Lind have combined for 122 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have won four of their last six home games. Taylor Jungmann takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Jungmann’s first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 15-7 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Hammels last 5 starts. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Jungmanns last 5 starts. The Cubs are 10-29 in the last 39 meetings in Milwaukee.
Jungmann has allowed three or less earned runs in six straight starts, but Hammel has also been solid as of late. Hammel has also owned the Brewers throughout his career and is 6-0 against them all time. I like the road team to get back on track here.