Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/4/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/4/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers (46-35) vs Chicago Cubs (32-47)

Game Info: Monday, July 4, 2022 at 4:10 pm (American Family Field)

Eric Lauer (6-3) (4.02) vs Justin Steele (3-5) (4.39)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -132 / Chicago Cubs +100 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at American Family Field. 

The Cubs come into this game with a 32-47 record overall but they have won two of the three games against the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. The pitching was strong in the last two games, but on Sunday the offense only scored two runs and that led to the defeat. Overall this season the pitching for the Cubs has been the issue giving up 5.22 runs per game which is 27th in the league. Patrick Wisdom has hit 17 home runs and driven in 45 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Brewers who sit with a 46-35 record overall, but they were only able to win two of the four games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the two losses, the pitching was bad, but on Sunday they gave up zero runs. Overall this season the Pirates are giving up 4.16 runs per game which is 12th in the league. Rowdy Tellez has hit 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last five games overall.

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On the mound for the Cubs is Justin Steele who sits with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 4.39. In his last start against Cincinnati, Steele went with five innings, giving up six hits and one run. 

On the mound for the Brewers is Eric Lauer who sits with 6-3 record and an ERA of 4.02. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, Lauer gave up six hits and three runs. 

The Cubs are 4-1 in their last five games overall. The Cubs are 0-4 in their last for games played on Monday. The over is 9-1-1 in the Brewers last 11 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Steele’s last six games against the National League Central. 

The two starting pitchers in this game have similar ERAs, but the differences have been with the run support. Lauer has gotten solid run support, while Steele hasn’t gotten a ton of run support. Overall the Brewers pitching has been better averaging 4.62 runs per game and Milwaukee is going to get the job done. Back the Brewers on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Brewers -1.5

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