Chicago Cubs (37-25) at Milwaukee Brewers (39-26)
|Date & Time||Monday June 11, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +108 / Chicago Cubs -118 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers meet Monday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Chicago Cubs look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since May 22-23. The Cubs have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 11 straight games when scoring more than one run. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 65 hits and 29 RBI while Javier Baez and Willson Contreras have combined for 114 hits and 68 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 4.20 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 4-1 with a 0.63 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a feel good win after losing five of their last eight games. The Brewers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last eight games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 65 hits and 21 RBI while Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw have combined for 121 hits and 67 RBI. Junior Guerra gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Guerra is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League Central, 4-1 in Quintanas last 5 road starts and 8-3 in Quintanas last 11 starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Guerras last 4 starts with 5 days of rest. The Cubs are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee, 40-19 in the last 59 meetings and the under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
Quintana has owned the Brewers throughout his career, including seven scorless innings against them this season. However, Guerra has been solid all season long, allowing three or less runs in his last five starts and giving up just a .220 batting average. The Cubs are starting to find their groove and haven't lost back-to-back games in weeks, but the Brewers play well at home and have the offense to hang with these Cubbies. I'll take the value of the home team and the plus money.