Cubs vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/3

Cubs vs Brewers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/3

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 3, 2024
  • Time: 11:20 AM
  • Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Line: CHC -130

 

Team Breakdown:

Milwaukee Brewers:

The Milwaukee Brewers come into this game with an impressive record of 19-11, currently leading the National League Central division. With their strong start to the season, the Brewers aim to continue their winning momentum against the Chicago Cubs.

Pitching Analysis:

Joe Ross takes the mound for the Brewers with a 1-3 record and a 5.40 ERA. Despite his struggles, Ross has the potential to deliver a solid performance and keep the Cubs' offense in check. With run support from their potent lineup, Ross looks to help the Brewers secure another victory.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Willy Adames (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: William Contreras (.345 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: William Contreras (25 RBI)

 

Chicago Cubs:

The Chicago Cubs enter this game with a record of 19-13, closely trailing the Brewers in the NL Central standings. Playing at home, the Cubs aim to capitalize on their favorable conditions and secure a crucial win against their division rival.

Pitching Analysis:

Hayden Wesneski gets the start for the Cubs with an impressive 2-0 record and a stellar 0.87 ERA. Wesneski has been a revelation for the Cubs, consistently delivering quality starts and keeping opposing hitters off balance. Against a formidable Brewers lineup, Wesneski looks to continue his dominant run and lead the Cubs to victory.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Michael Busch (6 HR)
  • Batting Average: Mike Tauchman (.289 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Cody Bellinger (17 RBI)

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
MIL (19-11) OFF OFF EVEN
CHC (19-13) -130 OFF EVEN

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the Chicago Cubs to win. Here's why:

  • The Cubs have been performing well, especially at home, with a 10-3 record. Playing in familiar surroundings at Wrigley Field, the Cubs have the advantage of home-field support, which could prove crucial in a closely contested game.
  • Hayden Wesneski, the starting pitcher for the Cubs, has been exceptional with a perfect 2-0 record and an outstanding 0.87 ERA. Wesneski's dominance on the mound gives the Cubs a significant edge, especially against a tough Brewers lineup.
  • The Brewers' starting pitcher, Joe Ross, has struggled this season with a 1-3 record and a high 5.40 ERA. Facing a potent Cubs offense led by Michael Busch and Cody Bellinger, Ross may continue to face challenges, providing an opportunity for the Cubs to capitalize and secure a win.

Pick: Chicago Cubs

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