Chicago At Milwaukee MLB Expert Picks
At 162-games, the baseball season is a bit of a grind, which is why we tend to see most teams go on a bit of a rollercoaster ride during the course of the season. It is usually the team that can avoid the major slumps that will rise to the top, and that was certainly the case with the Chicago Cubs last season. You don’t win over 100 games, as well as the Championship, without being the most consistent team in the league. The Cubs were far and away the best team in baseball last season, and they have a very tough act to follow this time around. The schedule makers did not do them any favors by sending them on the road to face the St. Louis Cardinals, the team most likely to challenge them for the NL Central Division crown. Things look to be a little easier for the weekend, as the Cubs will head to Milwaukee to face a Brewers team that was one of the worst in baseball last season. Find the latest MLB betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The Chicago Cubs At Milwaukee Brewers MLB Expert Picks
When: Friday, April 7 at 8:10 PM EST
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee
Starting Pitchers: Brett Anderson Vs Jimmy Nelson
TV: CSN-C, FSWI
Radio: WSCR and WTML
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+105)
Why bet on the Chicago Cubs
The Cubs will be in St. Louis a day longer than expected, as they will play a make-up game to cover the one that was postponed on Wednesday night. The opening 2 games of that series ended in a split, and the Cubs will be more than happy to head out of St. Louis having taken their opening series. The expectations for this team are through the roof this season, and a lot of people are going to be quick to judge everything that they do, especially in the early part of the year. Certainly, their anemic offensive start through the opening two games will make headlines, but you can almost guarantee that won’t last. This team is simply too stacked. Brett Anderson, who came over from the Dodgers, will get the start on Friday.
Why bet on the Milwaukee Brewers
Say what you want about the talent level of this Brewers team, they look as though they might just be a fun team to watch this season. They went 1-2 versus the Colorado Rockies to start the season, which is a little surprising when you consider that they racked up 16 runs in those 3 games. That they gave up 14 runs to the Rockies in that series gives you a bit of an idea as to where their major problem may lie this season. They will be handing the ball over to Jimmy Nelson on Friday in hopes that he can stop the bleeding, although he is likely to be in for a tough time against that Cubs line-up. Nelson went 8-16 last season with a 4.62 ERA.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I have a feeling that the Cubs offense might explode this weekend against a suspect Brewers pitching staff. Look for things to get off to a solid start on Friday.