Milwaukee Brewers (7-10) at Chicago Cubs (13-3)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
Brandon Woodruff (1-1) (2.53) vs. Tyler Chatwood (2-1) (5.40)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / Milwaukee Brewers -115 --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet Friday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brewers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Brewers have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 16 hits and eight RBI while Avisail Garcia and have combined for 25 hits and 10 RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 0-1 with a 5.95 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Cubs have won seven straight games when scoring more than two runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 15 hits and 10 RBI while Ian Happ and Willson Contreras have combined for 29 hits and 15 RBI. Tyler Chatwood gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 5-3 with a 2.75 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Cubs are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 5-2 in Brewers last 7 overall. The under is 10-4-2 in Cubs last 16 Friday games. The Brewers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.
Woodruff has been impressive this season, allowing six runs and 16 hits in 21.1 innings, and he has 26 strikeouts and five walks. Chatwood is coming off a game where he allowed eight runs and 11 hits in 2.1 innings against the Royals, but he allowed just one run and six hits in his first 12.2 innings. You could argue the Milwaukee Brewers have the pitching edge, which is why they're slight favorites. However, we're getting a red hot Cubs team at home with plus money. I'm not sure how you turn that down.