Chigaco Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Team Matchup: Chicago Cubs is the team in downtrend. They lost couple of good players in last years and they are not the same team like in past years. In 6 games this year, they won only once and that was close game against Washington. Yesterday they had a great chance to win, because Milwaukee Brewers didn’t have two best players, Corey Hart and Ryan Braun in the lineup. They were rested. They didn’t win. They lost 2-1 to Brewers. Today they will have harder job, because Milwaukee Brewers will probably play with Braun and Hart back in lineup. On other side we have Brewers. They are serious contenders to win NL Central. But they will have to win as most games as they can, because there will be huge battle with Cardinals. In 6 games this season, Milwaukee Brewers lost only 2 and that was against St Louis Cardinals, who are really hot at the moment.
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Pitching Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers will start with Zach Greinke. He pitched one game this year. In 7 innings he didn’t allow any run to Cardinals. And Cardinals are way better then Cubs. He had also very good spring training, where he led in strike outs. He also wants new contract at the end of the season. His agents said, that his client is very good pitcher. He wanted to say, that he deserves the best possible contract. And I am sure Greinke will do everything to earn it. He is 2-1, ERA 3.20 against Chicago Cubs. On other side we have Garza, one of the very talented pitchers, but he is inconsistent. He is 2-1, ERA 4.35 against Brewers. This solid number is mostly because of his last start against them, where he pitched 9 innings, but in previous two starts he was beaten badly by Brewers. In that 11 innings he allowed 10 runs. The bullpen is on Brewers side. “The Cubs’ bullpen might be a much bigger problem for Garza and anyone in the rotation this season holding onto leads.”
Key trends: Brewers are 9-0 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.Brewers are 13-3 in their last 16 games as a road favorite of -110 to -150. Brewers are 23-3 in Greinke’s last 26 starts as a favorite. Brewers are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.Brewers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Reason for pick: We have Cubs who are struggling, they simply don’t have offense to compete in this NL Central for something more. Their record at the end of the season will be under .500. On other side we have Brewers, who will start with their ace and they are fighting for first place. Brewers won yesterday against Cubs and they played without Hart and Braun, who have been rested. Today they will be back in the lineup and with Greinke and better bullpen, i think this is acceptable price on Milwaukee Brewers.
Bet: Milwaukee Brewers to win @ 1.81 with Pinnacle Sports