Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) at Chicago Cubs (68-50)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Junior Guerra (6-7) (3.40) vs. K Hendricks (8-9) (4.02)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -143 / Milwaukee Brewers +133 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, WGN
The Milwaukee Brewers take the field with the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday MLB.
The Milwaukee Brewers picked a much needed game on the NL Central leading Cubs with a 7-0 victory on Tuesday. Milwaukee starter Jhoulys Chacin tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out ten to up his record to 12-4.
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The Brewers amassed 12 hits and one walk with Lorenzo Cain going solo while Erik Kratz went 2-4 with a homer and two RBI’s followed by Ryan Braun who went deep twice and knocked in four while scoring twice.
Junior Guerra draws Wednesday’s starting assignment at Wrigley Field. Guerra did not get a decision in an 8-4 loss versus San Diego last time out with two runs allowed in six frames.
The Chicago Cubs dropped a game in the standings to Milwaukee on Tuesday where nothing went favorably. Chicago starter Jose Quintana was charged with five runs on six hits including three homers in five innings.
The Cubs offense consisted of three hits and a pair of bases on balls with Javier Baez, Ben Zobrist and Ian Happ smacking doubles.
Chicago sends Kyle Hendricks to the mound to oppose the Brewers in the final game of their series. Hendricks comes off of a 3-2 loss (ND) with both runs given up over six innings.
Over is 7-1 in Milwaukee last 8 overall and over is 7-1 in Milwaukee last 8 on grass. Chicago are 18-8 in their last 26 home games and under is 40-17-1 in Hendricks' last 58 home starts and over is 9-4 in Hendricks' last 13 Wednesday starts. Under is 18-3 in the last 21 meetings and Milwaukee are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Runs are generally not that common when these team take the field so something on the under…