Chicago Cubs (4-6) at Milwaukee Brewers (6-4)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:40 pm (American Family Field)
Kyle Hendricks (0-1) (3.00) vs. Brandon Woodruff (0-0) (2.45)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -140 / Chicago Cubs +130 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers meet Tuesday in MLB action at American Family Field.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cubs are 0-6 this season when scoring three or less runs. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with nine hits and five RBI while Javier Baez and Willson Contreras have combined for 15 hits and 11 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 9-6 with a 2.72 ERA and 131 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Brewers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Brewers are 6-0 this season when scoring four or more runs. Omar Narvaez leads the Brewers with 11 hits and five RBI while Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia have combined for 18 hits and eight RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 0-1 with a 3.79 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Cubs last 6 road games. The under is 13-5 in Brewers last 18 overall. The under is 33-16-2 in the last 51 meetings in Milwaukee and 45-16-1 in the last 62 meetings.
The Chicago Cubs can't find their offense and it's been the complete opposite for the Brewers during their winning stretch. It's easy to ride the hot hand here and back the Brewers and the cheap price at home. However, we know it's only a matter of time before the Cubs bats heat up and Hendricks is somebody who has had success against the Brewers. In fact, Hendricks is allowing a .237 batting average with 47 strikeouts in 174 career at bats against current Milwaukee hitters. I'll take the plus money with the Cubs.