Brewers vs. Cubs - 7/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (58-38) at Milwaukee Brewers (41-54)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Lester (10-4) (2.89) vs. Junior Guerra (6-2) (3.06)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +149 / Chicago Cubs -159 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago Cubs look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 103 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 72 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 13 home runs. Jon Lester gets the nod, and he’s 10-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 111 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-2 with a 2.22 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t won back-to-back games since July 4-5. The Brewers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.38 and have lost 10 of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 103 hits, Ryan Braun has 45 RBI and Jonathan Lucroy has 13 home runs. Junior Guerra takes the hill, and he’s 6-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. This will be Guerra’s second career game against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 51-21 in their last 72 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 in Lesters last 10 starts. The Brewers are 16-37 in their last 53 vs. National League Central and 10-4 in Guerras last 14 starts. The Cubs are 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Cubs have lost three of their last five games Lester has been on the mound, and Guerra is one of those pitchers on a bad team you can actually trust. I'll take a shot with the big plus money and the home team.