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|MILWAUKEE BREWERS||CHICAGO CUBS|
|8-7, 2nd in National League Central||April 19, 2:20 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field||7-7|
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers LH Tommy Milone (1-0, 7.36 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 5.73)
|Team / Live in game Betting at||Spread||Money Line||Total|
|Milwaukee Brewers [T. Milone -L]||+1½ -125||+184||Ov 7 +100|
|Chicago Cubs [K. Hendricks -R]||-1½ +105||-198||Un 7 -120|
Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.
Tommy Milone will be the starting pitcher for the Brewers on this day. Left hander Milone is 1-0 this season with a 7.36 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Kyle Hendricks who starts for the Cubs. Right hander Hendricks is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA so far this season.
Milone has stepped into the rotation in place of the injured Junior Guerra, and he pitched well enough to record his first win of the season last time out. The 30-year-old held Cincinnati to three runs and six hits over five innings on Friday, although he did surrender a pair of home runs. Milone made his first start against the Cubs on April 8 in Milwaukee, allowing four runs and nine hits over four frames in a no-decision.
Hendricks will be pitching on regular rest for the first time this season, and he hopes that leads to sharper command. The 27-year-old has yet to record a quality start, as he gave up four runs over six frames in a win at Milwaukee on April 8 and lasted just five innings while allowing three runs in a loss to Pittsburgh on Friday. Hendricks is 6-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 11 career starts against the Brewers.
The Chicago Cubs have done their best to carry the thrill of last October’s historic World Series run into April, as nine of their first 14 games have been decided by fewer than three runs. The latest was a comeback victory that set up the rubber match of their three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon.
The Cubs rallied for a 9-7 win over their division rivals on Tuesday, snapping a four-game losing streak and evening the series after the Brewers posted a 6-3 victory in the opener. Chicago’s bullpen has been a concern early on, but five relievers combined to allow one run over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday and retire 15 of Milwaukee’s last 16 batters. They even managed to cool off Brewers slugger Eric Thames, who recorded hits in his first three at-bats to extend his hitting streak to 11 games but had his string of five straight games with a home run come to an end. The loss was just the second of the Brewers’ nine-game road trip, which concludes Wednesday before the team begins a 10-game homestand the following day.
Team record: 8-7 SU
Milwaukee is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games
Team record: 7-7 SU
Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Milwaukee home to St. Louis Thursday, April 20
Chicago at Cincinnati Friday, April 21
1. Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber is riding a career high-tying six-game hitting streak and has reached base in seven of 14 plate appearances when leading off a game.
2. Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun has recorded five hits in eight at-bats in the series but is 2-for-14 with five strikeouts versus Hendricks.
3. Chicago OF Jason Heyward has hit safely in 12 of his 13 games this season, including the last seven, after going 2-for-4 on Tuesday.
Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
|Junior Guerra||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Yonathan Barrios||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Chris Capuano||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Rymer Liriano||OF||15-Day Disabled List|
|Sean Nolin||P||60-Day Disabled List|
|Will Middlebrooks||3B||15-Day Disabled List|
|Jacob Barnes||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Michael Blazek||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Pedro Strop||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Dallas Beeler||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Aaron Brooks||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|Zac Rosscup||P||60-Day Disabled List|
|Kyle Schwarber||OF||15-Day Disabled List|
|Christian Villanueva||3B||60-Day Disabled List|
|Chris Coghlan||OF||15-Day Disabled List|
|Joe Smith||P||15-Day Disabled List|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games|
|Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games|
|Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs|
|Milwaukee is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs|
|Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs|
|Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games at home|
|Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing Milwaukee|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee|
|Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee|
|Chi Cubs are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Milwaukee|
|Milwaukee’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense||4.8||4||4.0||5|
|Milwaukee’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense||5.4||3||4.4||10|
|Milwaukee’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed||3.5||6||3.1||12|
|Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Milwaukee’s Overall Defense||4.2||9||4.3||10|
|Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs Milwaukee’s Road Defense||3.6||10||3.6||8|
|Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs Milwaukee’s Road ERA Allowed||3.9||9||5.1||2|
|TOP 3/BOTTOM 3|
|Brewers trail the league in walks with 2.5 per game.|
|Brewers strike out the second least opponents in the league with 6.9 per game.|
|Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.|
|Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.|
|Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.|