Brewers at Cubs - 4/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (8-12) at Chicago Cubs (14-5)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Zach Davies (0-2) (9.72) vs. J Lester (2-1) (1.98)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -250 / Milwaukee Brewers +229 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs end their series early Thursday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a nice road victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers lack of consistent offense has hurt this them this season, as they’ve scored three or less runs in five of their last 10 games and are 1-9 this season when that’s the case. The Milwaukee Brewers produced just three runs in Tuesday’s loss. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 25 hits, Chris Carter has 15 RBI and Domingo Santana has two home runs. Taylor Jungmann gets the ball, and e’s 0-3 with a 8.47 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Jungmann is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling on their impressive 15-5 start to the season. The Cubs have a team ERA of 2.58 and have allowed three or less runs in 16 of their 20 games. The Chicago Cubs have allowed just three runs in their last two games, which includes nine strikeouts on Tuesday. Offensively, Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with 25 hits, Kris Bryant has 15 RBI and Anthony Rizzo has eight home runs. Jake Arrieta takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 4-3 with a 2.35 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games and 0-9 in Jungmanns last 9 road starts. The Cubs are 14-3 in their last 17 Thursday games and 37-14 in Arrietas last 51 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in Arrietas last 5 starts vs. Brewers.
Arrieta is proving that last year was no fluke, as the kid is flat out dealing and putting himself in company with all time greats. It's unreal. There's value in taking the Brewers at all, as the the Cubs and Arrieta are as close to a lock as you can get in baseball.