Cubs vs Brewers Prediction - MLB Picks 10/1/23
Milwaukee Brewers (91-70) vs Chicago Cubs (83-78)
Game Info: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:10 pm (American Family Field)
Adrian Houser (7-5) (4.32) vs Justin Steele (16-5) (3.38)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -106 / Chicago Cubs -111 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers clash Sunday in game 3 of an MLB series at American Family Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Cubs look for a win after losing 6 of their last 10 games. The Cubs are out of the playoff race. The Cubs pitching staff is 13th in ERA (4.07), 14th in WHIP (1.28) and 4th in quality starts (71). The Cubs' offense is 6th in runs per game (5.06), 11th in batting average (.254) and 15th in homers (193). Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 175 hits and 68 RBI, while Cody Bellinger and Seiya Suzuki have combined for 300 hits and 171 RBI. Justin Steele gets the ball, and he is 16-5 with a 3.06 ERA and 176 strikeouts this season. Steele is 2-2 with a 2.24 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview
The Brewers look for a win after winning 6 of their last 10 games. The Brewers already clinched the NL Central. The Brewers pitching staff is 1st in ERA (3.71), 2nd in WHIP (1.18) and 8th in quality starts (68). The Brewers' offense is 17th in runs per game (4.49), 23rd in batting average (.239) and 25th in homers (162). William Contreras leads the Brewers with 156 hits and 78 RBI, while Christian Yelich and Willy Adames have combined for 271 hits and 156 RBI. Adrian Houser gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 4.32 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Houser is 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs don't have anything to play for anymore, but they're still throwing out a quality pitcher in Justin Steele, who has a 3.06 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Adrian Houser has been far more hittable this season with a 4.32 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, and I do expect the Brewers to be far more careful in this game because they have a wild card series coming up starting on Tuesday. This is a game the Cubs should win with their ace on the mound.