Milwaukee Brewers (16-9) at Chicago Cubs (11-10)
|Date & Time||Thursday April 26, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -145 / Milwaukee Brewers +135 --- Over/Under:
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet Thursday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Brewers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won 13 of their last 18 games when scoring at least two runs. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 26 hits and 14 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jonathan Villar have combined for 47 hits and 16 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.25 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-3 with a 3.67 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look for a big home victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and eight or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Chicago Cubs are 10-2 this season when scoring more than three runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 25 hits and 24 RBI while Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras have combined for 43 hits and 18 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 6-4 with a 3.01 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 16-6 in their last 22 road games, 5-0 in Andersons last 5 road starts and 5-1 in Andersons last 6 starts. The Cubs are 11-4 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series, 39-15 in their last 55 Thursday games and 1-4 in Hendricks' last 5 starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 2-5 in Andersons last 7 starts vs. Cubs.
We're getting plus money with possibly the hottest team in baseball right now, something that always gets my attention. Hendricks hasn't exactly been good to start the year, as teams are hitting .258 against him and he's given up five homers in his last three starts. Anderson is allowing just a .206 batting average and has given up three or less runs in four of his first five starts. The value is with the red hot Brewers at this price.