The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t had much success against the Chicago Cubs this season, and that’s why the Cubs probably are going to win the NL Central and the Brewers’ only playoff hopes are a wild-card spot. The teams play Game 2 of a series in Beer Town on Tuesday, so let’s check which one is offering the best value at the latest MLB Odds.
How to Bet Cubs vs Brewers MLB Odds & Game Info
- When: Tuesday, 8:10 PM ET
- Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Mike Montgomery/Wade Miley
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: TuneIn
- MLB Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -110 / Chicago Cubs -110 (Total 9)
Why Bet on Chicago?This marks their final series of the year at Miller Park, and the teams wrap up their season set next week in Chicago. The Cubs have won the season series against Milwaukee for each of the past four seasons.Javier Báez reached 30 homers and 100 RBI with a solo home run Sunday to become just the fifth Cub to record a 30-homer, 100-RBI campaign before or in their age 25 season, joining Ernie Banks (1955), Kris Bryant (2016), Anthony Rizzo (2015) and Ron Santo (1964, 1965). Báez is already just the fifth player in major league history to reach 35 doubles, nine triples, 30 homers, 100 RBI and 20 stolen bases in a single season, joining Carlos Beltran (2004), Andre Dawson (1983), Hank Aaron (1961) and Chuck Klein (1932).The Cubs added a couple of bullpen arms on Monday with rosters now expanded. They activated LHP Brian Duensing and RHP Tyler Chatwood from the DL. Duensing, who has been out for about a month with a lingering shoulder issue, allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings during a rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa. Chatwood, after being placed on the disabled list with left hip inflammation, allowed seven runs on five hits and 10 walks in 6 2/3 innings over two rehab starts with Triple-A Iowa. Neither figures to make the playoff roster.Joe Maddon is experimenting with his lineup to try and get the best bats in there as possible Usual third baseman and former NL MVP Kris Bryant made another start in right field Monday against the Brewers. Bryant has now made one start at third base and two in right field since his return from the disabled list.Maddon and pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. were ejected by home plate umpire Gabe Morales after Edwards walked Ryan Braun on a close pitch to load the bases in the 8th inning Monday. Pinch-hitter Mike Moustakas followed with a 4 pitch walk as Edwards may have lost his focus at that point. Maddon was kicked out after ball 2 to Moustakas while the pitcher was ejected after he was pulled from the game. Shouldn’t be any suspensions.It’s lefty Mike Montgomery on the bump here. Montgomery (4-4, 3.82) did not factor into the decision in Thursday’s win over the Braves, as he allowed four earned runs on eight hits and a walk across 4.1 innings. He struck out six. The lefty ran into trouble in the fifth inning, when he allowed two singles and a triple to open the frame before getting yanked with one out. Montgomery was making his first appearance since Aug. 11 after spending time on the DL with left shoulder inflammation, so a little rust was to be expected.
Why Bet on Milwaukee?The Brewers rallied to win the first game of the series Monday, 4-3, with a run in the bottom of the ninth.The Brewers have been very busy the past few days with three trade acquisitions and five September call-ups. The trade acquisitions were left-hander Gio Gonzalez, outfielder Curtis Granderson, and reliever Xavier Cedeño. Outfielder Domingo Santana, catcher Jacob Nottingham, infielder Tyler Saladino and right-hander Brandon Woodruff were called up from Class AAA Colorado Springs, and outfielder Keon Broxton was recalled from Class A Wisconsin. Still to be determined is what will happen with Gonzalez, who was struggling big-time in Washington’s rotation (1-4, 7.47 ERA in six starts in August). As it stands, there is no set date for him to make a start.The Cubs’ Baez is a top candidate for NL MVP and so is Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich. He ranks among National League leaders in batting average (2nd, .316), runs (2nd, 96), OPS (3rd, .940), slugging percentage (4th, .559), hits (4th, 155), total bases (4th, 274), extra-base hits (T6th, 60), on-base percentage (9th, .381) and HR (T9th, 27). Yelich has reached base safely in 20 straight games, which is the longest active streak in the National League. Yelich and Lorenzo Cain rank second and fifth, respectively, among the National League batting leaders.Milwaukee lefty Wade Miley (2-2, 2.18) held the Reds to one run in 7 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision. The Brewers didn’t get their second run until the 11th inning, so Miley remained stuck on two wins. He’s been a really pleasant surprise with his 2.18 ERA in 11 starts, but that makes seven no-decisions for him.Opponents are batting .234 (50-for-214, 3hr) vs. Miley. He is 4-2 with a 4.47 ERA in 7 career starts against the Cubs (46.1ip, 23er). He took a 10-3 loss vs. Chicago last season with the Orioles on 7/15 at Camden Yards (4.2ip, 9h, 7r, 7er, 4bb-1ibb, 4k, 2hr, 1wp).
Latest MLB Betting Trends for Cubs vs Brewers
- Cubs are 0-5 in Montgomery’s last 5 starts vs. Brewers
- Cubs are 0-5 in Montgomery’s last 5 starts vs. National League Central
- Brewers are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games
- Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Chi Cubs’s last 25 games
- Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee’s last 10 games