Heading into game three of this NL Central matchup, it will be Kyle Hendricks on the mound for the Cubs (70-62, 36-31 home), facing off against the Brewers (74-58, 36-31 away) and Brandon Woodruff. Find out my prediction for today’s Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs game in Chicago.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -109
This game will be played at Wrigley Field at 2:20 ET on Wednesday, August 30th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO CUBS:
- In their previous ten games, the Cubs have a record of 7-3.
- The Cubs are 7-3 straight-up in their ten most recent games as the favorite.
- Over his last two starts, Kyle Hendricks has an ERA of just 2.30.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
On a record of 74-58, the Brewers are 1st in the NL Central. At home, they have put together a win percent of 58.5% compared to 53.7% on the road. This season, Milwaukee has gone 38-37 against teams who are above .500, and hold an overall series record of 22-17-2.
Brandon Woodruff takes the mound for Milwaukee with a 3-1 record. Through six appearances, he has an ERA of 2.65 and a K/9 of 10.85. His FIP is 4.42 and opponents are batting .235 against him.
The Milwaukee Brewers earned a victory the last time Brandon Woodruff toed the rubber, defeating the San Diego Padres 7-3. The right-hander tossed six frames, surrendering three hits and one earned run while notching his sixth win of the season.
Across their last five games, the Brewers’ offense is 5th in batting average, leading to an average of 5.6 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 17th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .695 on 138 (21st). On average, they have struckout 8 times per game compard to 3.6 walks.
William Contreras has been a consistent force in the Brewers’ offense this season, as evidenced by his 2 home runs over the team’s last ten games. His season-long total of 14 homers is a testament to his power at the plate, and he also holds an impressive overall batting average of .279.
WILL THE CHICAGO CUBS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Chicago’s overall record currently stands at 70-62, placing them 2nd in the NL Central. The Cubs will look to extend their current series winning streak to 42 and have an overall series record of 23-13-5. At home, Chicago is 36-31 and 34-31 on the road.
The Cubs will turn to starter Kyle Hendricks, who has a 5-7 record this season. After 18 appearances, the right-hander has an ERA of 3.80 and a K/9 of 5.87. Additionally, he has put up a FIP of 3.97 and an OBP of .273.
In his most recent start, Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs fell to the Pirates 2-1. The right-hander surrendered two runs on six hits across 5 2/3 frames.
With a season-long average of 5 runs per game, the Cubs are the 6th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .253, with an OBP of .329. In Chicago’s last ten games, they are 13th in home runs, having gone deep nine times in that span.
The Cubs have been on a roll lately, with Ian Happ leading the way. In their last five games, Happ has tallied the most hits, batting .350 in that span. On the year, he is hitting .243 and has driven in 64 runs.