Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (94-65) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-92)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Arrieta (21-6) (1.82) vs. Ariel Pena (2-0) (3.91)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +193 / Chicago Cubs -208 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs face off on Friday at Miller Park for game one of their MLB regular season ending series.
The Milwaukee Brewers had the worst start to the 2015 MLB season and they never got into the mix. The Brewers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 34-44 at home, and they are 32 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Brewers are hitting .254 with Ryan Braun hitting .285, Adam Lind hitting .283, and Scooter Gennett hitting .268. The Brewers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.31 with the starters at 4.78 and the bullpen at 3.49. For game one against the Cubs the Brewers start Ariel Pena who has allowed 19 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 21 over 23 innings for a 2-0 record and a 3.91 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs are going to the post-season and if they can put some wins together they have a small chance of hosting the National League Wildcard. The Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 45-33 on the road, and they trail the Pirates by two games in the NL Wildcard standings. The Cubs Pitching staff has an ERA of 3.41 with the starters at 3.41 and the bullpen at 3.42. For game one in Milwaukee the Cubs start Jake Arrieta who has allowed 148 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 229 over 223 innings for a 21-6 record and a 1.82 ERA.
Milwaukee is 4-0 against a right-handed starter, 8-20 against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 in their last six home games. Chicago is 6-0 in their last six road games, 26-8 against a team with a losing record, and 19-7 in Arrieta’s last 26 road starts. Chicago is 9-1 in their last 10 games against Milwaukee.
The Cubs are a big favorite here and they should be as I look for them to win easy.