Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs face off on Friday in an MLB game at Wrigley Field. 

The Milwaukee Brewers come into this game with a 63-54 record overall and they were able to win two of four games against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the last series. On Thursday it was good pitching that was the difference as the Brewers secured the 5-3 victory. The Brewers are averaging 4.5 runs per game and they are going to need the offense to be good again. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who sit with a 50-67 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Over the last two games, the Cubs have only scored six runs total, but they have given up only four runs. The Cubs offense overall has struggled averaging only 4.17 runs per game. Patrick Wisdom is having a strong season hitting 21 home runs and driving in 55 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Cubs is Keegan Thompson who comes into this game with a 9-5 record and an ERA of 3.57. In his last start, he did struggle a bit giving up four runs in 1.2 innings. 

On the mound for the Brewers is Aaron Ashby who sits with a 2-10 record and an ERA of 4.24. In his last start against St. Louis, he went six innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

The Cubs are 6-1 in their last seven games on Friday. The Brewers are 1-10 in Ashby’s last 11 starts. The under is 4-0 in Ashby’s last four starts with days of rest. The under is 8-2-1 in the Cubs last 11 home games. 

In terms of better team that is the Brewers, but it’s hard to overlook how much the Brewers have struggled in Ashby’s starts. The Brewers have lost 10 of the last 11 starts by Ashby, and it will happen again here. Overall this season, Thompson has been strong sitting with an ERA of 3.57 and that is going to be the difference here. Back the Cubs on the money line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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