Chicago Cubs (38-25) at Milwaukee Brewers (39-27)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 12, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -101 / Chicago Cubs -109 --- Over/Under: 9
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 12 straight games when scoring more than one run. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 65 hits and 29 RBI while Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez have combined for 159 hits and 63 RBI. Tyler Chatwood gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Chatwood is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Brewers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 67 hits and 21 RBI while Christian Yelich and Travis Shaw have combined for 122 hits and 67 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 4.57 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League Central and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Brewers are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series, 9-4 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 10-4 in Andersons last 14 home starts. The Cubs are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee, 40-19 in the last 59 meetings and the Brewers are 1-4 in Andersons last 5 starts vs. Cubs.
Chatwood has been decent as of late, allowing three or less runs in five of his last six starts, and that's more than good enough with the way the Cubs are swinging the bats. Anderson has struggled pretty much all season long, especially at home where he has an ERA over six with an allowed batting average of .274 in 30.1 innings. Throw in the way both teams are playing overall, and you have to really like the red hot Cubs at this price. In terms of value, this may be one of the better bets on Tuesday's card.