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Cubs vs. Brewers - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) at Chicago Cubs (12-8)
Date & Time Friday May 1, 2015, 2:20 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSN-WI, CSN-CHI, MLB Net
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MLB | Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) at Chicago Cubs (12-8)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs begin a three-game series Friday afternoon.

The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Brewers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Brewers have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Lind leads Milwaukee with 26 hits and 13 RBI while Ryan Braun and Jean Segura have combined for 18 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost seven of their last eight road games. Wily Peralta gets the nod, and he’s 0-3 with a 5.04 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 3-5 with a 3.74 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cubs have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads Chicago with 27 hits and 12 RBI while Kris Bryant and Miguel Montero have combined for 20 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight games on their home field. Jon Lester takes the hill, and h’s 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Lester is 0-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. National League Central and 0-4 in Peraltas last 4 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League Central and 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.

It's only a matter of time before Lester gets his first win in a Cubs uniform, and it might as well come against one of the worst teams in the league. I like the Cubs here. 

Pick:
Chicago Cubs

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