Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting Spread Pick
The Chicago Cubs just completed a successful 10-game homestand with seven wins. Now the team with the best record in baseball begins a nine-game road trip with a visit to northern neighbor Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The Brewers are already 12 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central. They won’t be favored on online sports betting odds in any of these games.
An Inside Scoop of the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Betting Spread Pick & TV Info
When: Tuesday, May 17, 8:10 PM ET
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee
Probable pitchers (away/home): Kyle Hendricks/Chase Anderson
TV: MLB Extra Innings
Radio: Chicago / Milwaukee
Opening MLB Lines: TBA
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The Cubs closed their homestand on a down note, losing 2-1 to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Starling Marte singled with one out in the seventh inning to end Jon Lester’s no-hit bid, then scored on Jung Ho Kang’s double to put Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh ahead to stay. Kang added an eighth-inning home run to help the Pirates beat the Cubs for the first time in six tries this season. The Cubs’ third loss in 13 games denied them their sixth series sweep of the year and dropped them to 27-9.
The Cubs start Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.03) here. Hendricks yielded three runs (two earned) on six hits over 6.2 innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday. He also struck out eight and walked one. The eight strikeouts for Hendricks was a season high, as he threw 66 of his 102 pitches for strikes, 22 of which were called strikes. The Cubs offense gave Hendricks a one-run lead by the time he departed, but reliever Pedro Strop gave up a three-run homer. San Diego won 7-4. On April 26, he held the Brewers to two hits over five innings, and did not get a decision. He’s 4-1 with a 1.49 ERA in his career vs. Milwaukee.
The Brewers go with Chase Anderson (1-5, 6.11). Anderson took another loss Wednesday in Miami after allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four. Anderson was efficient, tossing only 74 pitches through those six frames, but he was removed for a pinch hitter with the Brewers trailing in the seventh. The move didn’t help him avoid his fifth consecutive loss, a stretch in which Anderson has given up 24 earned runs (and another three unearned) thanks to nine homers in just 24.1 innings. Anderson is in his third season as a regular starter in the National League, but he’s somehow missed the Cubs, including last month when the Brewers visited Wrigley Field.
Will the Brewers have Ryan Braun for this game? He has missed the past two and underwent an X-ray on his right wrist. Braun said Sunday that the results were negative as far as he knew. Braun added that his wrist is “fine,” so it appears it’s a day-to-day situation. Braun is hitting .367, which ranked fourth in the National League entering Sunday. Over his last 67 games dating to last Aug. 12, Braun is hitting a major-league-best .355 with 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in.
Expert Betting Prediction
Anderson has been one of the NL’s worst pitchers of late so go Cubs here. And over the total.