Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Friday April 5, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs +102 / Milwaukee Brewers -123 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Chicago Cubs could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Cubs have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in all six games this season. The Chicago Cubs have lost nine of their last 13 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Javier Baez leads the Cubs with eight hits and seven RBI while Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant have combined for 12 hits and eight RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Quintana is 6-2 with a 1.62 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Brewers have allowed six runs in their last three games and four or less runs in six of their first seven games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won 11 straight games when allowing four or less runs. Offensively, Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with nine hits and eight RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun have combined for 14 hits and five RBI. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 0-0 with a 5.91 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Quintana's last 6 road starts. The Brewers are 19-7 in their last 26 games following an off day, 36-15 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Woodruff's last 6 starts. The Cubs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 7-1 in Woodruff's last 8 home starts. The under is 5-2 in Quintana's last 7 road starts.
The Chicago Cubs pitching staff has gotten blasted in every game they've played this season and the offense hasn't exactly played well either. The Milwaukee Brewers have everything working for them out the gate, and they had the luxury of enjoying a day off, while the Cubs got smoked by the Atlanta Braves and now have to travel yet again. It's obviously still extremely early in the season, but these are two teams off to completely different starts. I'll take the Brewers and the cheap price at home.