Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs - 8/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (52-67) vs Milwaukee Brewers (63-56)

Game Info: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (4-7) (3.43) vs Brandon Woodruff (9-3) (3.53)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +130 / Milwaukee Brewers -155 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their series at Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 63-56 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Milwaukee has lost the first two games of this series by scores of 8-7 and 6-5. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 3.83 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .231 opponent batting average this season. The Brewers offense has scored 539 runs with a .235 batting average and a .316 on base percentage. Willy Adames is batting .222 with 24 home runs and 69 RBI’s for the Brewers this season. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Brandon Woodruff, who is 9-3 with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 97 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 52-67 this season and have won five games in a row. Prior to winning the first two games of this series Chicago defeated Baltimore in a makeup game by a score of 3-2. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.21 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 501 runs with a .244 batting average and a .317 on base percentage this year. Wilson Contreras is batting .250 with 20 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 4-7 with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 107.2 innings pitched this season.

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Milwaukee is 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-8 in their last 9 road games. The over is 17-7 in Milwaukee’s last 24 Sunday games. Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 3-9 in their last 12 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 Sunday games. Milwaukee is 1-6 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Milwaukee is falling further and further behind the Cardinals in the race for the NL Central and their last seven games have not helped them. Milwaukee needs to turn their play around soon if they want to get to the postseason. Chicago has playing very well and hasn’t lost in five games. Chicago will start Justin Steele, who has allowed two earned runs over his last 20.1 innings pitched. For the Brewers, Brandon Woodruff has allowed seven earned runs over his last 18.1 innings. I think the Cubs have solid value in this game as they are playing great and arguably have the better pitcher based on recent outings. I am taking the Cubs here.

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