Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs - 8/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (51-67) vs Milwaukee Brewers (63-55)

Game Info: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Marcus Stroman (3-5) (3.96) vs Freddy Peralta (4-3) (4.21)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +110 / Milwaukee Brewers -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their series on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 63-55 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Milwaukee lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 8-7 on Friday afternoon. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average this season. The Brewers offense has scored 534 runs with a .236 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Rowdy Tellez is batting .237 with 25 home runs and 73 RBI’s for the Brewers this season. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Freddy Peralta, who is 4-3 with a 4.21 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 51.1 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 51-67 this season and have won four games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Chicago defeated Baltimore by a score of 3-2 in a makeup game from earlier in the year. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.23 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 495 runs with a .244 batting average and a .317 on base percentage this year. Patrick Wisdom is batting .219 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Marcus Stroman, who is 3-5 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 84 innings pitched this season.

Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last 8 game two’s of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The over is 7-3 in Milwaukee’s last 10 Saturday games. Chicago is 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 game two’s of a series. The under is 5-2-2 in Chicago’s last 9 Saturday games. The over is 13-5-2 in these two teams last 20 head to head meetings.

Friday afternoon’s matchup was very entertaining with both teams going back and forth scoring runs, but the Cubs were able to outlast the Brewers by a score of 8-7. Freddy Peralta has had an up and down year, but has pitched well in his last three starts. For the Cubs, Marcus Stroman has allowed seven runs over his last 16.1 innings pitched. I like the Brewers to get back on track here.

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

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