Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (2-1)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)
Brett Anderson (0-0) (0.00) vs. Trevor Williams (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -120 / Milwaukee Brewers +100 --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet Monday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Brewers have scored eight runs in their first three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Brewers have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Omar Narvaez leads the Brewers with three hits and one RBI while Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia have combined for five hits and one RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he was 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 32 strikeouts last season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win to build on their 2-1 record. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their first three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Cubs have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with three hits and two RBI while Javier Baez and Jason Heyward have combined for four hits and three RBI. Trevor Williams gets the ball, and he was 2-8 with a 6.18 ERA and 49 strikeouts last season. Williams is 3-3 with a 3.09 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 5-13 in their last 18 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 5-1 in Brewers last 6 overall. The under is 19-8-1 in Cubs last 28 overall. The under is 21-5-1 in the last 27 meetings in Chicago and 42-16-1 in the last 59 meetings.
While it's just three games, the Milwaukee Brewers lack of offense is looking a lot like last season and it's a bit concerning. The Chicago Cubs are off to a decent start and they've won 22 of their last 30 series openers. Both of these starting pitchers had their issues last season, but I have to give the Cubs the edge because of the batting lineup. Give me the Cubs and the cheap price.