Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction MLB Picks 5/29/24

Milwaukee Brewers (31-22) vs Chicago Cubs (27-27)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 7:40 pm (American Family Field)

Bryse Wilson (3-1) (2.86) vs Shota Imanaga (5-0) (0.84)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers +112 / Chicago Cubs -133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action from American Family Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Chicago Cubs will send out Shota Imanaga for the start here and Imanaga is 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Imanaga’s first career start against the Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers will send out Bryse Wilson here and is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Cubs, Wilson is 1-2 with a 5.73 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to build on their 6-3 win over the Brewers in Tuesday’s matchup, evening the set up at one win apiece. A win here for the Cubs would earn them at least a split in the series, which would be big after series losses to the Cardinals, Braves and Pirates over the last couple of weeks.

Cubs Struggling With Offense Despite Win On Tuesday

Going into Tuesday’s matchup, Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 47 hits, 12 doubles and a .264 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 9 home runs and 33 RBIs. Michael Busch has 7 homers with 21 RBIs but also has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Cubs with 64 strikeouts as well this season. Cody Bellinger also has 7 homers and 23 RBIs as well this season.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Cubs have won each of their last nine Wednesday games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Brewers have lost three of their last four night games after going to extra innings.
  • The Brewers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven night games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
  • The road team has covered the run line in 10 of the Cubs' last 12 games.

Milwaukee Brewers Recap

The Milwaukee Brewers will try to bounce back after their loss to the Cubs on Tuesday. The Brewers still have time to bounce back and build on their series win over the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.

Brewers Still Have Pop In The Bats Even In Defeat

Entering Tuesday, William Contreras leads the Brewers with 70 hits including 15 doubles and 43 RBIs along with 8 home runs and a .402 OBP while Rhys Hoskins has a team-high 9 home runs with 27 RBIs and Willy Adames has a team-high 16 doubles with 8 home runs and 35 RBIs. Brice Turang leads the Brewers with 19 stolen bases while Adames has a team-high 50 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Milwaukee Brewers will win

  • The Cubs have lost each of their last six games as favorites against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Brewers have won each of their last five games as underdogs following a loss.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 13 games as favorites.
  • The Brewers have covered the run line in each of their last nine games as home underdogs against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
  • The Brewers have led after 5 innings in six of their last nine games as home underdogs against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction

I’m on the under here. Imanaga’s been lights out up to this point and not being used to this kind of workload at the major league level, having a turn in the rotation skipped may prove beneficial for his longevity this season. That being said, he’s still pitching extremely well this season and I think he can hold down the Brewers here. On the other side, I’m not a huge Bryse Wilson fan, but I think he can keep the Cubs in check, who only had one run in the 9 innings on Tuesday before breaking through in extras. I think this is a low-scoring battle, so give me the under here.

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

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