Sun. Sep 22nd, 2019

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs: Preview & Prediction – 5/10/19

This matchup features the teams that most expect to compete for the NL Central Crown. The Milwaukee Brewers (23-16) visit the Cubs (22-13) at Wrigley Field at 1:20 PM. The Cubs are favorites at -130 and the over/under is 8.5. The pitcher for the Brewers will be lefty Gio Gonzalez (0-0, 2.61 ERA) and for the Cubs, the resurgent southpaw Jose Quintana (4-1,3.86 ERA).

Analysis:

The Cubs come in not having lost in their last 9 series. The last one they lost was to these Brewers in Milwaukee April 5-7. Jose Quintana was roughed up in that series giving up 8 earned runs in just 3 innings. Gio Gonzalez is making just his 3rd start of the year and has gone less than 6 innings in his first 2. Quintana has pitched well since his last start against the Brewers giving up just 5 earned runs in 26.2 innings.

Players to Watch:

Kris Bryant: Coming off back to back games with a homer seems to have found his power stroke and is hitting .350 over his last 7 games.

Christian Yelich: The 2018 NL MVP picked up where he left off, hitting .356, 16 HR and 37 RBI on the season.

Prediction:

This will be a tough battle for both teams, the Brewers come in just 1 game back of the Cubs. Quintana has been on quite the roll lately and up until his last start against the Brewers, he had never lost to them. The Cubs are 13-5 at home and they have the best record in the league since April 7th, look for that to continue, take the Cubs and the under.

Score: Cubs 4 Brewers 3, under 8.5