Milwaukee Brewers (11-8) at Chicago Cubs (10-9)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Freddy Peralta (2-0) (2.00) vs. Adbert Alzolay (0-2) (6.10)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / Milwaukee Brewers -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Saturday.
The Milwaukee Brewers will be looking to rebound from a 15-2 beating at the hands of the Cubs on Friday afternoon. Travis Shaw has a .227 batting average and a team-high 15 RBIs while Omar Narvaez, Shaw , Billy McKinney and Avisail Garcia each have 3 home runs for the Brewers this season with Garcia logging a .292 OBP. Jackie Bradley Jr. has a pair of triples for Milwaukee, but also has the dubious distinction of leading Milwaukee with 25 strikeouts already this season. Freddy Peralta is expected to start here and is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. In his career, Peralta is 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 36 strikeouts against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs will look to build on their beating of the Brew Crew on Friday. Kris Bryant leads the Cubbies with 20 hits, a .412 batting average and a .400 OBP while also leading the Cubs with 6 doubles. Javier Baez has a team-high 6 home runs and 17 RBIs but also leads the Cubs with a total of 35 strikeouts this season. Willson Contreras also has 6 home runs and 13 RBIs of his own this season. Adbert Alzolay is expected to start here and is 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. In his career, Alzolay is 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA and 11 strikeouts against the Brewers.
Milwaukee is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games as a road favorite. Chicago is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 home games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games following a win. The under is 46-18-2 in the last 66 meetings between these two teams.
I get why you may be tempted to take the Cubs after Friday’s offensive onslaught. However, the Cubs are due to regress after that performance and Freddy Peralta’s been a strikeout machine for the Brew Crew so far this season. I’m also not sure what to make of Adbert Alzolay, so I’ll side with the Brewers here.