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Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs 08/09/2021 Game Analysis, Tips and Baseball Forecast
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Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs 08/09/2021 – Milwaukee Brewers continue to dominate the NL Central Division play as they remain at the top with a 66-46 record on the season. The Brewers are five games ahead of the Reds and are all set to open a four-game series against the Cubs. The Brewers will take the road in this game as they square off from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs are sitting at the fourth spot in the NL Central and the baseball betting odds are not in their favor. The Brewers hold the upper hand in this game with their strong batting unit.
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs 08/09/2021
Milwaukee is five-plus games ahead of the Reds in second place. The Brewers will enter this game riding a two-game losing streak after their last defeat against the Giants. Milwaukee scored four runs and gave up five in their last game. Omar Navarez was the bright spot from the plate to smash a home run in their losing effort. Freddy Peralta will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. The righty is holding an 8-3 record on the season with an ERA of 2.21. Peralta has fanned 154 opponent hitters in total.
Players to watch: Avisail Garcia CF (GP 99, AB 354, R 50, H 94, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 19, RBI 67, TB 166, BB 27, SO 93, SB 6, AVG 0.266, OBP 0.328, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.797, WAR 1.7), Luis Urias 3B (GP 105, AB 341, R 52, H 80, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 14, RBI 49, TB 142, BB 44, SO 85, SB 5, AVG 0.235, OBP 0.332, SLG 0.416, OPS 0.749, WAR 1.7).
The Chicago Cubs have been struggling to make ends meet while they remain behind the Cardinals. With a 52-61 record on the season, the Cubs are 11 games ahead of the Pirates. Chicago dropped their last game against the White Sox with a final score of 9-3. The Cubs will enter this game riding a four-game losing streak. Alec Mills will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 5-4 record on the season with an ERA of 4.41. Mills gave up two runs in six innings in his last game against Colorado.
Players to watch: Willson Contreras C (GP 100, AB 335, R 47, H 77, 2B 14, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 40, TB 142, BB 43, SO 112, SB 4, AVG 0.23, OBP 0.337, SLG 0.424, OPS 0.761, WAR 3.4), Ian Happ CF (GP 99, AB 289, R 33, H 52, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 11, RBI 28, TB 95, BB 43, SO 100, SB 1, AVG 0.18, OBP 0.293, SLG 0.329, OPS 0.621, WAR -0.1).
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games.
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
Milwaukee is holding the 19th rank in OPS and 14th in runs scored. The Cubs are holding the 21st rank in OPS and 20th rank in runs scored. Back the Brewers to win and cover with the top online sportsbook in their favor.
Score Prediction: Brewers 5, Cubs 3.