Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick and Betting Lines. The 9-20 Milwaukee Brewers play host to the 14-13 Chicago Cubs tonight in MLB action on the grass of Miller Park, May 8, 2015. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10PM EST.
Moneyline: Brewers -112/Cubs +102
O/U Total: 8
Jason Hammel (R) W/L 2-1 WHIP 1.02 ERA 3.73
Jimmy Nelson (R) W/L 1-2 WHIP 1.17 ERA 4.03
Chicago lost 5-1 at St. Louis yesterday. They are 1-4 on their current road trip and 2-6 in their last 8 games. Milwaukee was hammered 14-4 by the Dodgers on Thursday and are now 2-2 on their current homestand. They are 5-3 in their past 8 games and 5-12 at home in 2015.
The Brewers lead the season series 2-1 but the Cubs have a 6-3 edge in the last 9 encounters.
Hammel received a no decision vs. Milwaukee last week, throwing 6 innings and allowing 3 ERs. It was his 2nd-straight Q start and 3rd on the year.
Nelson had a no-decision in a 5-3 win vs. the Cubs last week, going 6.2 innings and surrendering 3 runs. It was also his 3rd Q start of the season.
No one in Chicago’s lineup has more than 9 ABs vs. Nelson. OF Chris Coghlan is 4 for 9 (.444) with a HR off the tall right-hander. OF Jorge Soler is also 4 for 9 while C Wellington Castillo has homered off of Nelson.
1B Adam Lind is hitting .300 off of Hammel with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs. OFs Gerardo Parra (.364) and Ryan Braun (.313) have also had success vs. the right-hander.
Chicago at Milwaukee Betting Trends
Chicago is 6-3 straight up in their last 9 games against Milwaukee.
The game total has gone under in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games against Milwaukee.
The Cubs are 7-17 straight up in their last 24 games on the road in Milwaukee.
The Brewers are 4-2 straight up in their last 6 games.
Milwaukee is 3-6 straight up in their last 9 games against Chicago.
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Denorfia OF 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy La Stella 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Olt 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Neil Ramirez P 15-Day Disabled List
Jacob Turner P 60-Day Disabled List
Tsuyoshi Wada P 15-Day Disabled List
Jim Henderson P 15-Day Disabled List
Jonathan Lucroy C 15-Day Disabled List
Consensus Picks (Public Money line Bets)
Free MLB Pick
The Brewers have won three of five and are the hotter team here hosting the Cubs that have dropped five of six. This is a rematch of Jason Hammel and Jimmy Nelson from last week and we see no reason to expect a much different outcome than last week’s game. It’s a tough call on the side but we think that the weather and another solid pitching performance by both starters can keep this game under the total line.
Take the UNDER 8