Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (54-47) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
K Hendricks (4-3) (3.96) vs. Junior Guerra (1-4) (5.22)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +145 / Chicago Cubs -155 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, WGN
Up at Miller Park on Saturday, the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will be continuing their weekend MLB series.
In the Friday opener, the Brewers were able to eke out a 2-1 win despite getting out-hit by the Cubs 5-4.
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For the Saturday game, the Cubs will be bringing out RHP Kyle Hendricks. In his 66.0 innings and 4-3 record this year, Hendricks has a 3.95 ERA with 56 Ks and 21 BBs.
Chicago has a lot of potential in their bats this year. Anthony Rizzo came into this series with 96 hits, 60 runs, 24 homers and 67 RBI, while Kris Bryant had 94 hits, 65 runs, 19 homers and 43 RBI. Bryant and Rizzo combined to go 0-for-7 on Friday.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re going with RHP Junior Guerra on Saturday. In his 58.2 innings and 1-4 record this year, Guerra has a 5.22 ERA with 46 Ks and 35 BBs.
Milwaukee has some notable bats as well. Travis Shaw entered this series with 103 hits, 60 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI, while Domingo Santana had 100 hits, 58 runs, 17 homers and 55 RBI. Santana and Shaw combined to go 0-for-7 on Friday.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last four during game two of a series, and 5-0 in Hendricks’ last five starts in game two of a series. Chicago is also 12-1 in Hendricks’ last 13 Saturday starts and 8-3 in Hendricks’ last 11 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 6-13 in their last 19 during game two of a series, and 1-4 in Guerre’s last five starts. Milwaukee is also 5-2 in Guerre’s last seven starts versus the NL Central and 2-5 in Guerre’s last seven home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Hendricks had a rough couple of starts, coughing up nine earned in 9.0 innings against the Padres and Cards. He bounced back with one earned in 4.1 (on eight hits) against the White Sox, though. As for Guerra, he’s given up eight earned in 9.2 innings on eight hits over his last two starts and hasn’t won a game since May 31. I like the over here, and if pressed I’ll take the Cubs to win.