When teams head into a rebuilding phase, they tend to stack their line-up with a whole host of prospects, all of whom they hope will come good. Things don’t always work out so well, as not every young guy is going to break through and make it in the big league. Sometimes teams get lucky, and all of those prospects hit at the same time. That is what happened to the Chicago Cubs last season, and they are now a team where the expectations have gone right through the roof. The Milwaukee Brewers are hoping to emulate what the Cubs have done, but they still admit that they might be at least a year or two away. In reality, what they are hoping for is an improvement over last season, and in the very early stages, it looks as though they might just be getting that. This will be a good series for the Brewers to test their young guys, and it should be a fun one to wager on MLB lines.
Milwaukee Brewers Vs Chicago Cubs MLB Odds Analysis
When: Thursday, April 28 at 2:20 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Starting Pitchers: Zach Davies Vs Jon Lester
TV: FSWI, CSN
Radio: WYTU and WGN
Live Stream: MLB TV
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee (8-12) are in the tough position of being in a Central Division that is home to a trio of very good teams, the Cubs being one of those. That makes their return to respectability a little tougher, and it’s not really surprising that they are anchored at the bottom of the division through the first 20 games of the season. They are struggling to find any sort of consistency at the moment, and are relying a little too heavily on Ryan Braun for their offense. The Brewers are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, and only have 3 wins on the road overall. They lost the first in this 3-game series by a score of 4-3, and may well be looking to avoid the sweep when this one gets started. Zach Davies (0-2, 9.72 ERA) will get the start for the Brewers.
Why bet on the Chicago Cubs
The Cubs (15-5) made the decision to not rest on their laurels after a great season last year, and they made some changes to their line-up that they hoped would take them over the hump and into the World Series. Things appear to be working for them, as they have already built up a 3.5 game lead in the division. It’s still very early in the season, but this is a team that is already in mid-season form. They have already hammered in 123 runs, and have a team ERA that is 3rd best in the league. The Cubs look to have no weaknesses, and it’ll be interesting to see if they can maintain this hot start. Jon Lester (2-1, 1.98 ERA) will take to the mound for the Cubs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s fair to say that the Cubs look pretty close to unstoppable right now, and it’s going to take a better team than the Brewers to slow them down. I like the Cubs to win this one going away.