Brewers vs. Cubs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Entering Tuesday’s matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers (31-22), the Chicago Cubs (27-27) are on a five-game losing streak. The contest starts at 7:40 PM ET on MARQ with the Brewers listed as -164 favorites, while the are +140 underdogs who may be heading for a sixth straight defeat.

Freddy Peralta will get the ball for Milwaukee while Chicago will counter with Ben Brown.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

  • Brewers odds to win: -164
  • Cubs odds to win: +140
  • Spread: Brewers -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Who Will Win Brewers vs. Cubs?

    Brewers and Cubs Betting Trends

    The Brewers have been favored on the moneyline 25 total times this season. They’ve finished 14-11 in those games.

    Milwaukee has played as moneyline favorites of -164 or shorter in only two games this season, which it won both.

    The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 32 times this season and won 15, or 46.9%, of those games.

    Chicago has a record of 2-1 when it’s set as an underdog of +140 or more by bookmakers this season.

    In the 53 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Brewers, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 29 times (29-24-0).

    The Cubs and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 22 of their 54 opportunities.

    Brewers Stats & Insights

    The Brewers score the sixth-most runs in baseball (263 total, five per game).

    Milwaukee is eighth in baseball with 62 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

    The Brewers have the fifth-best batting average in the majors (.254).

    Milwaukee strikes out 9 times per game, the No. 22 mark in the majors.

    The Brewers pitching staff ranks 25th in the majors with a collective 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Milwaukee has a 3.83 team ERA that ranks 12th among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Cubs Stats & Insights

    The Cubs have scored the 17th-most runs in the league this season with 228 (4.2 per game).

    Chicago’s 50 home runs rank 20th in Major League Baseball.

    The Cubs have a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

    Chicago ranks 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

    The Cubs have a nine K/9 this season as a pitching staff, fifth-best in baseball.

    Chicago has pitched to a 3.80 ERA this season, which ranks 11th in baseball.

    Brewers Key Players to Watch

    Peralta (3-3 with a 3.81 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Brewers, his 11th of the season.

    William Contreras leads Milwaukee in runs batted in with 43 while batting .330, which is also best on the team.

    Willy Adames is batting .249 with an OBP of .322 and a slugging percentage of .440 this season.

    Brice Turang has 50 hits this season and a slash line of .301/.366/.428.

    Joey Ortiz has 35 hits and an OBP of .376 to go with a slugging percentage of .492 this season.

    Cubs Key Players to Watch

    The Cubs’ Brown (1-1) will make his sixth start of the season.

    Nico Hoerner has 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 20 walks while hitting .264.

    Christopher Morel has shown off his power as he paces his team with nine home runs and 33 runs batted in.

    Mike Tauchman paces the Cubs with a team-best batting average of .267.

    Cody Bellinger is batting .253 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 16 walks.

    Brewers and Cubs Injuries

    Brewers: Rhys Hoskins: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Taylor Clarke: 15 Day IL (Meniscus), D.L. Hall: 15 Day IL (Knee), Joe Ross: 15 Day IL (Back), Jakob Junis: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Devin Williams: 60 Day IL (Back), Brandon Woodruff: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Mitchell: 60 Day IL (Finger), Wade Miley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), J.B. Bukauskas: 60 Day IL (Lat)

    Cubs: Jordan Wicks: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Yency Almonte: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Colten Brewer: 15 Day IL (Back), Keegan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Illness), Daniel Palencia: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Julian Merryweather: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Brewers vs. Cubs Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Brewers 4, Cubs 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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