Cubs at Brewers 6/13/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
MLB: 2:10 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2018
Latest Odds : CHC -120 Total 9
The top two teams in the NL Central Division will clash on Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their series from Miller Park. The Cubs took Monday’s opener in extra innings, but were limited to just two hits during last night’s 4-0 loss. SP Tyler Chatwood allowed four runs over five frames for Chicago in defeat.
Chicago skipper Joe Maddon will turn to twenty-eight year old southpaw Mike Montgomery (2-1 3.56 ERA) in this matchup. Through 43 innings of work, Montgomery has allowed just three home runs and owns a 1.16 WHIP.
The Milwaukee Brewers have won 40 of their first 67 games this season and are doing it with a bullpen that ranks second in the majors with a 2.70 ERA. On Tuesday, SP Chase Anderson struck out six batters over seven frames to even his record at 5-5 on the year. Travis Shaw drove in all four runs for the Brewers, who lead the Cubs by a half-game for first place.
Thirty year old right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (5-1 3.58 ERA) will head to the hill for the Brewers on Wednesday. Milwaukee has won each of Chacin’s last four starts and he has given up nine runs over his last 23 plus frames.
Recent Betting Trends:
Cubs are 6-0 in Montgomerys last 6 road starts.
Brewers are 4-0 in Chacins last 4 home starts.
Under is 4-1 in Montgomerys last 5 starts overall.
Under is 35-15-2 in Brewers last 52 during game 3 of a series.
Under is 23-7-2 in the last 32 meetings in Milwaukee.
Free Betting Pick: Chicago Cubs -120
Chicago SP Yu Darvish (triceps) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday. Through 64 games, Chicago ranks 3rd in batting average and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Milwaukee ranks 13th in batting average and 14th in runs scored. Take Chicago to win the rubber game of this important series. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 4-3.