Brewers vs. Cubs - 8/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (54-47) at Milwaukee Brewers (44-59)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
K Hendricks (4-5) (3.81) vs. M Garza (5-11) (5.29)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +105 / Chicago Cubs -115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: WLS, FSWI
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 106 hits and 57 RBI while Starlin Castro and Dexter Fowler have combined for 71 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last eight road games. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 3.81 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA and eight 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 three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Brewers have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 94 hits and 63 RBI while Adam Lind and Jean Segura have combined for 88 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last six home games. Matt Garza takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 5.20 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Garza is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 3-7 in Hendricks' last 10 road starts. The Brewers are 6-15 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Garzas last 8 starts as an underdog. The Cubs are 12-29 in the last 41 meetings in Milwaukee.
Hendricks has allowed two or less runs in four of his last six starts. Garza has allowed four or more runs in five of his last seven games. When you add in the fact the Brewers aren't scoring, I like the Cubs in this spot.