Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs: 4/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs: 4/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (0-0) vs Milwaukee Brewers (0-0)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (0-0) (0.00) vs Brandon Woodruff (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +160 / Milwaukee Brewers -170 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Brewers will visit the Chicago Cubs in the second game of their series in the National League Central division matchup from Wrigley Field on Friday Afternoon. The weather is expected to be humid with a high chance of rain. 

Andrew McCutchen, Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez each had two hits for Milwaukee, and Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs. Kyle Hendricks had a 1.69 ERA and 7 strikeouts. 

Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff will be the starter for this one. Last season he averaged a 2.56 ERA/ He had 211 strikeouts and a 0.96 whip.

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Ian Happ had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning while Corbin Burnes had a 5.4 ERA and 4 strikeouts.

Cubs left-hander Justin Steele will start on Friday afternoon. Last season averaged a 4.26 ERA with 59 strikeouts and a 1.35 whip.

Ian Happ will have to have another great game if the Cubs want to win this next one. Someone is going to have to crank out a homer for the Brewers if they should be able to put fear in the eyes in the hearts of the Cubs in the one. 

The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and are 12-5 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series. The Cubs are 1-10 in their last 11 Friday games and are 5-21 in their last 26 games as a home underdog. The Cubs are 2-9 in their last 11 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. The Brewers are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings and are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago.

The over is 4-1-1 and is 3-1-1 in the Brewers last 5 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.last 6 road games and this is what the Brewers should look to if they want to pull out the win here.

The Brewers were close to getting the win in the first one and I think they can make the necessary adjustments in this next one to go out and get the win. If they can pick it up on offense they should be able to squeeze out a win. I’ll back the Brewers here in this one.

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