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

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

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Javier Assad (2-0) (1.97) vs Freddy Peralta (3-0) (3.21)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +110 / Milwaukee Brewers -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 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 Sunday, May 5th 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

Can Cubs Pick Up Series Win?

The two teams have split the first two games, but with a win here, the Cubs will win the series. On Saturday the Cubs almost blew the game late, but they ended up holding on for the 6-5 victory. The Cubs had three different players that hit a home run. Patrick Wisdom had two hits, two RBIs, and a home run. The Cubs are averaging 4.79 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.41 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. Getting the start for the Cubs in this game will be Javier Assad who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.97. In his last start against the Mets, he went five innings giving up five hits and one run. If Assad is good here, the Mets are going to be in good shape to secure the victory. 

Brewers Look to Bounce Back

The Brewers are looking to bounce back after a close loss on Saturday. The Brewers scored five runs but it wasn’t enough as the pitching gave up six runs. Tobias Myers went three innings giving up three hits and four runs. Blake Perkins did have a strong game hitting a home run and driving in two RBIs. The Brewers are averaging 5.16 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.34 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 17th. The offense is going to need to get out to a fast start in this game to really try and put the pressure on. Getting the start for the Brewers will be Freddy Peralta who sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 3.21. In his last start against the Rays, he went 5.1 innings giving up one hit and two runs. The Brewers are going to need him to step up in a big way here. The Brewers will take on the Royals after this series.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Patrick Wisdom has hit at least one home run in each of his last three home appearances against the Brewers.
  • Dansby Swanson has scored at least one run in each of the Cubs' last six games as home underdogs.
  • Ian Happ has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Cubs' last eight home games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • 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.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances in day games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • 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.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances against NL Central opponents.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • William Contreras has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Brewers' last nine road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • 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 13 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.
  • Christian Yelich has scored a run in each of his last six appearances with the Brewers as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Gary Sanchez has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Brewers as road favorites.
  • Brice Turang ranks T2nd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank T1st in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 6th in the league for walks this season (122).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 2nd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.336).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (45).

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Prediction

This game is going to be a pitchers' duel. Peralta and Assad were both good in their last starts and all are going to be good again here. Peralta gave up one hit and two runs in his last start and the Cubs especially are going to have some major issues getting going here. Neither team is going to go reach three runs here, and that will be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under to cash here. 

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

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