Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 5/4/24

Chicago Cubs (19-14) vs Milwaukee Brewers (20-11)

Game Info: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (2-0) (1.50) vs Tobias Myers (0-1) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -132 / Milwaukee Brewers +111 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 4th at Wrigley Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Brewers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Cubs recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Milwaukee

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago

-Recent betting trends in games played between Milwaukee and Chicago

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Brewers and Cubs. 

Cubs Offense Needs To Bounce Back

The Cubs scored only one on Friday and they need to find a way to bounce back here. The Cubs were leading 1-0 for a couple of innings but in the top of the 8th they gave up three runs, and that led to the defeat. Hayden Wesneski went 6.1 innings giving up three hits, zero runs, and eight strikeouts. The Cubs on the season are averaging 4.76 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.39 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. Overall the pitching hasn’t been great, but on Friday it was the offense that let them down. Getting the start for the Cubs will be Jameson Tailion who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.50. In his last start against the Mets, he went 7.1 innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Big Series for the Brewers

It’s a big series for the Brewers as they try to make a statement to the NL Central. On Friday they only scored three runs, but that was enough for the win. Jake Bauers had a solid game finishing with one hit, one RBI, and one walk. The Brewers on the season is averaging 5.16 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. Getting the start for Milwaukee will be Tobias Myers who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 4.50. In his last start against the New York Yankees, he went five innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Jameson Taillon has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last four home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Double in each of the Cubs' last three games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances in day games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances with the Cubs as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded a win in four of his five previous home appearances against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances in day games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in each of his last three appearances with the Cubs as favorites.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances in day games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances with the Cubs as home favorites.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • Rhys Hoskins has hit a home run in each of his five previous Saturday appearances against teams that held a winning record.
  • William Contreras has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Brewers' last eight road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Christian Yelich has scored a run in eight of his last nine appearances against NL opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • William Contreras has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 12 appearances against the Cubs.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brice Turang ranks 2nd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank T1st in the league for triples this season (8).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 6th in the league for walks this season (118).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 2nd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.337).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (45).

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Prediction

The Brewers were able to win on Friday, but Saturday is going to be a lot different. Taillion is going to get the start for the Cubs and in his last start, he gave up only one run. I don’t trust Myers for the Brewers, and he’s going to really struggle again here. The Cubs' offense overall this season has been good, and they are going to be good again here. The Brewers won’t have any answer. 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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