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Cubs vs. Brewers - 5/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Brewers (5-18) at Chicago Cubs (13-8)
Date & Time Sunday May 3, 2015, 2:20 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs -154 / Milwaukee Brewers +144 --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSN-WI, WGN
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MLB | Milwaukee Brewers (5-18) at Chicago Cubs (13-8)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.

The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Brewers have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won four of their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Milwaukee with 28 hits and 10 RBI while Adam Lind and Ryan Braun have combined for 25 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.03 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 0-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored three runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cubs have won seven of their last eight games when topping three runs. Starlin Castro leads Chicago with 29 hits and 12 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have combined for 20 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last 10 games on their home field. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

You see Hammel's career numbers against the Brewers? Yes, please. The Cubs are also playing the better baseball as of late, which also is nice when backing the home team here. 

Pick:
Chicago Cubs -154

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