Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs - 4/25/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Cubs (10-10) vs Milwaukee Brewers (12-8)
Game Info: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Jake Arrieta (3-1) (2.86) vs Brandon Woodruff (1-0) (1.96)
Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +120 / Milwaukee Brewers -130 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs will host the Milwaukee Brewers in an NL Central Showdown on Sunday afternoon. It will be the finale of a three-game set at Wrigley Fields.
Chicago’s four game win streak was snapped on Saturday, after falling 4-3 to the Brewers. The pitching staff combined to strike out 12 batters in the game. From the dish, they had 8 hits but were just 1-8 with runners in scoring position. Jason Heyward hit a solo shot in the 8th, his second of the season. To start the year, the Cubs have a .216 team batting average and .719 OPS. Javier Baez leads the team with 6 home runs and 17 RBI.
Starting for the Cubs on Sunday will be righty Jake Arrieta. To start the year, he is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 18 strikeouts. In his career against this Brewers lineup, he has allowed a .164 average with 23 strikeouts in 92 at bats.
The Brewers won for the 4th time in 5 games after their win on Saturday. Brent Suter got the win after tossing 2 scoreless innings in relief of Freddy Peralta. From the dish, they had 7 hits but were 0-9 with runners in scoring position. Manny Pina hit a pinch-hit two run shot in the 7th innings, his 2nd of the season. Milwaukee has a .209 team batting average and .664 OPS. Omar Narvaez leads the team with a .373 average, 1.019 OPS and 3 home runs.
Righty Brandon Woodruff will get the start for the Brewers on Sunday. He is 1-0 with a 1.96 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 26 strikeouts to start the season. The Brewers are 1-1 in his two starts against the Cubs this season.
Chicago is 6-4 in their last ten games, 8-6 at home this season, and the under is 11-7-2 in their games.
Milwaukee is 6-4 in their last ten games, 8-3 on the road this season, and the under is 11-7-2 in their games.
Milwaukee has been great on the road this year, and the same goes for their starter Brandon Woodruff. Last time he pitched in Chicago, he tossed 7 shutout innings with 8 strikeouts. However, the Cubs have been much better from the plate over the last week, leading the majors with a .284 average and 45 runs scored. Milwaukee’s bullpen has been inconsistent, so even if Woodruff pitches well, the Cubs have a shot to come back late. I will take a chance on the home dogs. Give me Chicago to win.