Milwaukee Brewers (83-62) at Chicago Cubs (83-60)
|Date & Time||Tuesday September 11, 2018, 8:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -129 / Milwaukee Brewers +119 --- Over/Under: 0
The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won 13 of their last 16 games when scoring more than one run. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 162 hits and 86 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 266 hits and 132 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 14-6 with a 3.59 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost six straight games when scoring five or less runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 156 hits and 100 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist have combined for 262 hits and 147 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 12-9 with a 4.14 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 5-2 with a 1.78 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 9-3 in their last 12 Tuesday games, 42-19 in their last 61 during game 2 of a series and 18-8 in Chacins last 26 starts. The Cubs are 21-8 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 16-5 in Quintanas last 21 home starts. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the Cubs are 5-1 in Quintanas last 6 starts vs. Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers are playing better baseball than the Chicago Cubs over the last several weeks, so getting plus money here feels like the better bet. Chacin has an ERA of 3.44 and an allowed batting average of .222 on the road, which is better than his home numbers. Quintana has an ERA of 4.88 and an allowed batting average of .257 at home, which is worse than his away numbers. If you're a fan of value betting, the Brewers as underdogs is another solid option on the baseball card.