Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers - 4/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Brewers (14-7) vs Chicago Cubs (8-12)
Game Info: Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:10 pm (American Family Field)
Eric Lauer (1-0) (2.20) vs Justin Steele (1-2) (5.40)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -165 / Chicago Cubs +140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Cubs will play the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of their series at American Family Field on Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs are 8-12 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Chicago lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 11-1 on Friday night. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.40 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 93 runs with a .253 batting average and a .338 on base percentage. Seiya Suzuki is batting .292 with four home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Cubs this year. The projected starter for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP over 15 innings pitched this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers are 14-7 this season and have won four games in a row. Prior to the Game 1 win, Milwaukee swept the Pirates by winning all three games in the series. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 3.16 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .207 opponent batting average. The Brewers offense has scored 85 runs with a .217 batting average and a .291 on base percentage this year. Willy Adames is batting .225 with five home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Brewers this season. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Eric Lauer, who is 1-0 with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 16.1 innings pitched this season.
Chicago is 4-2 in their last 6 road games and 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games. The over is 8-0 in Chicago’s last 8 Saturday games. Milwaukee is 8-0 in their last 8 games against the NL Central and 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The under is 7-2-2 in Milwaukee’s last 11 games. Chicago is 8-21 in these two teams last 29 head to head meetings. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings in Milwaukee.
I really like the Brewers in this spot as they come into this game on a win streak and have a solid pitcher on the mound. The Cubs starting pitcher, Steele, has given up 7 earned runs over 5.2 innings pitched in his last two appearances. I like the Brewers -1.5 in this game.
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