Brewers vs Cubs MLB Odds, Game Preview and Prediction

Brewers vs Cubs MLB Odds, Game Preview and Prediction

Written by on May 10, 2019

Two of the top teams in the NL throw down on the diamond on Friday, May 10 when the Chicago Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers. Can the Brewers upset the Cubs on the road? Check out MLB betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Brewers-Cubs on May 10!

Brewers vs Cubs MLB Betting Odds, Preview, and Prediction

Why Milwaukee Brewers are a good bet at +115?

The Brewers have been on fire. They’ve won 6 straight games. Their last three wins, a 3-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, was ultra-impressive. Milwaukee not only won on the moneyline, they also won each of the three games on the run line.

Starter Gio Gonzalez had a great outing against the New York Mets in his last. He struck out 7 and allowed only 1 earned run off 3 hits in 5.1 innings. If Gio has his best stuff, the Brewers can pull off the upset.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.87
  • BA: .247
  • OPS: .764
  • HR: 65
  • SB: 21
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.58
  • WHIP: 1.34
  • KS: 365
  • Quality Starts: 6
  • Errors: 15

Why Chicago Cubs are a good bet at -135?

Are the Cubs a secure bet on Friday vs the Brewers?

The Chicago Cubs have gone 10-1 straight up in their last 11 games. That’s 10 moneyline wins. Beating the Miami Marlins 3 games to 1 was impressive. It wasn’t as impressive as the Cubs sweeping the Cardinals 3 games to 0 in the series before the one with Miami.

Jose Quintana gets the call for Chicago in this matchup against Milwaukee. Since a couple of tough starts to the season, Quintana’s been fantastic. Chicago is 5-0 in his last 5 starts.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.76
  • BA: .257
  • OPS: .812
  • HR: 54
  • SB: 12
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.67
  • WHIP: 1.31
  • KS: 310
  • Quality Starts: 17
  • Errors: 32

MLB Betting Trends for Brewers vs Cubs

  • Brewers are 6-0 in their last 6 games
  • Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite
  • Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus the NL
  • Cubs are 9-1 in their last 10 games
  • Cubs are 9-1 in their last 10 games versus the NL
  • Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus the NL Central

Brewers vs Cubs MLB Betting Analysis

Milwaukee has been hot. So has Chicago. Although when two scorching teams clash it’s often difficult to find the winner, that’s not the case in this matchup.

The Cubs have responded when Jose Quintana’s been on the mound. The reason? Quintana has been in a groove since his third start this season. His ERA is a terrific 3.40 and that’s after he gave up 8 earned runs in only 3 innings to the Brewers in his second start.

He hasn’t faced the Brewers since then. So, we must question how he will respond. It’s a legitimate question, but Quintana pitched great versus both the Dodgers and the Cardinals in 2 of his last 3 outings. He should handle the Brewers’ bats on Friday afternoon. Cubs win.

MLB Free Pick: Chicago Cubs -135

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