Brewers vs. Cubs - 9/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (89-49) at Milwaukee Brewers (61-77)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Mike Montgomery (4-5) (2.80) vs. M Garza (5-6) (4.57)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +142 / Chicago Cubs -152 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Chicago Cubs have lost back-to-back games just twice since August. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 157 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 96 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 14 home runs. Mike Montgomery gets the nod, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.80 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Montgomery is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Brewers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has heated up recently, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 150 hits, Ryan Braun has 79 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Matt Garza takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.57 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Garza is 1-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-0 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Garzas last 8 starts. The Cubs are 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Milwaukee.
The Cubs just don't lose very often and they've lost two straight games just twice over the last month. Even though the Brewers are hitting the ball well lately and the juice is a tad high, the Cubs continue to cash tickets, so that's the side I'm going to stay on.