Brewers at Cubs - 4/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (8-11) at Chicago Cubs (14-5)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Nelson (3-1) (3.46) vs. K Hendricks (1-2) (4.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs begin a three-game series Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a nice road win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Brewers struggles continue to be on the pitching staff that has an ERA of 5.65 and has allowed five or more runs in nine straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers are 6-10 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 24 hits, Chris Carter has 15 RBI and Scooter Gennett has four home runs. Jimmy Nelson gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 0-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to continue winning after an impressive 14-5 start to the season. The Cubs are clicking on both sides of the ball, as they have an ERA of 2.51 and have five players with double-digit RBI. The Chicago Cubs have allowed three or less runs in 15 of their 19 games this season. Kyle Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with 25 hits, Kris Bryant has 15 RBI and Anthony Rizzo has eight home runs. Hendricks takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.45 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day and 3-7 in Nelsons last 10 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Cubs are 22-7 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series and 15-7 in Hendricks' last 22 home starts. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 7-21 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Chicago Cubs are looking more and more like the best team in baseball and are proving they can win with pitching and hitting. The Brewers have had little success against the Cubs over the years, and they've allowed five-plus runs in nine straight games. Have to side with the Cubs at home.