Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (53-47) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-50)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Quintana (6-8) (4.22) vs. Brent Suter (1-1) (2.84)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +135 / Chicago Cubs -145 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSN+
Up at Miller Park on Friday, the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will be kicking off their weekend MLB series.
The Cubs are fresh off a Crosstown Classic series versus the White Sox. The Cubs lost the Monday game but won on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the Thursday finale, the Cubs secured a 6-3 win.
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On Friday, the Cubs will be going with LHP Jose Quintana. In his 117.1 innings and 6-8 record this year, Quintana has a 4.22 ERA with 128 Ks and 42 BBs.
Chicago has some solid hitters this year. Kris Bryant came into Thursday with 94 hits, 65 runs, 19 homers and 42 RBI, while Anthony Rizzo had 94 hits, 59 runs, 23 homers and 66 RBI. Bryant had an RBI on Thursday; Rizzo popped a solo homer.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they just finished up against the Nationals. Milwaukee and Washington split the first two games, then on Thursday, the Brewers got walloped 15-2.
Milwaukee will be going with lefty Brent Suter on Friday. In his 38.0 innings and 1-1 record this year, Suter has a 2.84 ERA with 32 Ks and 10 BBs.
The Brewers have some big hitters as well. Travis Shaw came into Thursday with 102 hits, 59 runs, 23 homers and 73 RBI, while Domingo Santana had 100 hits, 58 runs, 17 homers and 55 RBI. Santana came up empty on Thursday; Shaw had a solo homer.
The Cubs are 5-0 in their last five road games versus a left-handed starter and 19-7 in their last 26 games versus a left-handed starter. The under is 12-5-1 in the Cubs’ last 18 during game one of a series, and 15-7-1 in the Cubs’ last 23 Friday games.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 6-2 in their last eight during game one of a series, and 5-2 in their last seven Friday games. Milwaukee is also 2-5 in Suter’s last seven starts and 1-4 in Suter’s last five starts during game two of a series.
Quintana has been decent this year, and he’s posted three earned in three of his last four starts (he gave up zero in Baltimore). As for Suter, He’s been pretty good in his last four starts, giving up a total of five earned in a span of 23.0 innings. This should be a good matchup on both sides, but with the Cubs’ pitching staff wavering a bit this year I like the Brewers at home.