MLB Milwaukee At Chicago Expert Predictions
In sports, you are really only as good as your last game, but that doesn’t stop fans and media blasting expectations through the roof for the teams that they believe should be close to unstoppable. The Chicago Cubs had a season for the ages last year, crossing 100 wins in the regular season before going on to win the World Series. The Cubs are a talented team made up of a lot of young guys, and the expectation was that they would be good for a very long time to come. The harsh reality of professional sports, though, is that it’s tough to win regularly, and even tougher when you have a massive target on your back. The Cubs are off to a less than impressive start to the season, as it appears that they are sporting a bit of a hangover from last year. All the pieces that made them great are still in place, though, so we expect them to break out in a big way, perhaps starting this weekend at home to the Milwaukee Brewers. Find the latest MLB betting run lines here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The MLB Brewers At Cubs Expert Predictions
When: Saturday, May 20 at 2:20 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Starting Pitchers: Chase Anderson Vs Jake Arrieta
TV: FSWI, MLBN, CSN-C
Radio: Brewers Radio Network, WTMJ 620, 670 The Score
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers (24-18) have been trying to follow the blueprint of the Cubs for the last few years, amassing young talent and having them learn on the job. That has resulted in them having a couple of truly forgettable seasons, but there are signs this year that it may be starting to pay off. The Brewers are a surprise leader atop the NL Central, 2 games up on the defending World Series champions. This is a team that is hot right now, coming into the weekend having won 3 in a row and 8 in their last 10. Going on the road will not be a concern, as at 12-7, they have been better there than they have been at home. Chase Anderson (2-0, 3.43 ERA) will start for the Brewers on Saturday afternoon.
Why bet on the Chicago Cubs
Everyone is a little worried about the Chicago Cubs (22-21), mostly because we all believed that they were once again going to run away with the division this year. A big part of the problem so far has been the offense. While the Cubs are scoring runs, they tend to come in bunches, partly because they are only batting .240 as a team. That has them way down the standings, and has put them in situations where they leave a lot of guys on base. This team will eventually break out, though, and with 3 straight wins coming into this series, it may already be happening. Jake Arrieta (4-3, 5.43 ERA) will start for the Cubs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Cubs have a chance to close the gap at the top this weekend, and I think they are going to take it. I like them to win this one, albeit in a close affair.
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