Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting Preview, Odds & Predictions
The week’s online baseball betting action continues this evening with a thrilling Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers matchup. Both teams are vying for a top spot in the NL Central, with the Brewers having a bit more luck so far. Let’s take a quick look at what Thursday’s 2 team parlay odds are predicting for this NL Central pairing.
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Thursday, April 5th
When: 7:10 pm ET
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Baseball Betting Odds:
|Cubs||-1½ (+130)||9 (EV)||-122|
|Brewers||+1½ (-150)||9 (-120)||+112|
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 5, 2018
The Chicago Cubs enter this year’s action riding a 3-year postseason appearance streak. And while that gave their fans plenty of promise about how this year’s season would shape up, the way the Cubs have kicked off the year hasn’t. Firstly, Chicago kicked things off by going 2-2 against the Marlins in 4. Considering the type of odds Miami is facing to win the World Series, this is certainly not the team you want to concede 2 losses to. Secondly, in their second series of the year, the Cubs suffered a loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Game 2 ended up being postponed, so Chicago never got their revenge. Now at 2-3, the Cubs have already dug a hole for themselves. Luckily for Chicago, the evening’s online baseball betting odds are pegging them as the favorite. Jon Lester will start for Chicago this evening. Lester brings an 8.10 ERA as well as a 3.00 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Kyle Schwarber (2 HR, .294 BA, 3 RBI), Kris Bryant (.333 BA, .481 OBP, .619 SLG), and Addison Russell (.278 BA, .435 OBP, .389 SLG).
At 4-2, the Brewers have a very real shot at landing the No. 1 spot in the NL Central. Milwaukee is currently second behind the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are 4-1 on the year. Considering that the Brewers haven’t made the postseason in 6-seasons, Milwaukee fans are unquestionably ecstatic about their team’s early season success. Brent Suter will be going to the mount for Milwaukee this evening. Suter is a left-handed pitcher who is 1-0 on the year. Additionally, Suter has a 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 4 SO through 5-innings pitched.
Players to Watch: Ryan Braun (2 HR, .176 BA, 6 RBI), Christian Yelich (.385 BA, .407 OBP, .577 SLG), and Lorenzo Cain (4 RBI, .360 BA, .600 SLG).
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Predictions
- Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Games
- Chi Cubs is 3-7 SU in its last 10 Games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’ last 9 Games
- Milwaukee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 Games
- Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 Games
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee’s last 16 Games
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Picks
So which way should sportsbook betting players lean in this evening’s Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers matchup? Despite what the odds may say, the Brewers seem like the better option. Since Milwaukee will be sending the better pitcher to the mound, they stand a very good chance of winning at home. The fact that they’re pegged as the underdog is just the icing on the cake. Sign up now to make this auspicious MLB prediction!
Score Prediction: 2-1 Milwaukee. The Cubs put up a fight but the Brewers get it done late in the game. The TOTAL will be UNDER and Chicago will cover the spread.