Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers - 9/12/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Cubs (26-19) at Milwaukee Brewers (19-22)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
Kyle Hendricks (5-4) (3.41) vs. Brett Anderson (2-3) (4.64)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -101 / Chicago Cubs -109 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 43 hits and 26 RBI while Willson Contreras and Javier Baez have combined for 70 hits and 39 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. Hendricks is 9-6 with a 2.87 ERA and 118 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Brewers have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 36 hits and 25 RBI while Orlando Arcia and Christian Yelich have combined for 60 hits and 31 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.64 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Brewers are 21-8 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series and 13-5 in their last 18 Saturday games. The under is 7-1-1 in Cubs last 9 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Brewers last 8 overall. The Cubs are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Milwaukee and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
Kyle Hendricks has allowed two runs and 13 hits in his last 14 innings while Brett Anderson has allowed 17 earned runs and 39 hits in his last 33 innings. Hendricks has been the better pitcher up to this point, and he's off to a strong start in September where he's allowed two runs in 14 innings. I also have more confidence in the Cubs offense coming to life than I do the Brewers. Give me the Cubs and the cheap price, as you can argue this line should be steeper.