Cubs at Brewers - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (27-9) at Milwaukee Brewers (16-22)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
K Hendricks (2-2) (2.78) vs. C Anderson (1-5) (6.11)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Tuesday night at Miller Park.
The Chicago Cubs look to build on their ridiculous 27-9 record. The Cubs have allowed eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Chicago Cubs have an ERA of 2.64 and have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with 42 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 34 RBI and Kris Bryant has six home runs. Kyle Hendricks gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.49 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look for consistency after splitting their last 17 games. The Brewers have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 5.14 and are 5-3 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 47 hits, Chris Carter has 26 RBI and Jonathan Lucroy has five home runs. Chase Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 1-5 with a 6.11 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day and 5-1 in Hendricks' last 6 road starts. The Brewers are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Cubs are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 21-6 in the last 27 meetings overall.
I've said it time and time again: You don't bet against the Cubs until they return back to earth. The Cubs are easily the best team in baseball and are getting the job done on both ends of the plate. You can't bet against the Cubs, especially against a subpar team like the Brewers.