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Brewers vs Cubs Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 26, 2022Last updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Brewers (65-58) will square off against the Cubs (54-70) in Milwaukee on Friday, August 26 at American Family Field. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CT!

Coming into their next game, the Brewers have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Sunday, the score was 2-5 in favor of the Cubs. The Brewers had six runs to the Cubs three runs. We’ll see what unfolds when it all goes down at American Family Field.

Brewers vs Cubs Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Brewers have better chances of winning this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -158 odds for victory, while Chicago are +134. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 7.5.

In their previous game on Wednesday, the Brewers were defeated by the Dodgers by a final score of 12-6. So far this season, the team is currently batting .234 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Christian Yelich, who has a batting average of .255. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 3.9 and a .985 fielding percentage.

In their most recent game on Thursday, the Cubs beat the Cardinals by a score of 3-8. So far this season, the team is currently batting .235, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Nicholas Hoerner, who has a batting average of .292. Defensively, they have an ERA of 4.38 and a .984 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our evaluation of the odds and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

The latest squad news is that the Brewers will play without Luis Perdomo (Elbow), Trevor Gott (Forearm), Alex J Jackson (Finger), Aaron Ashby (Shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal (Hamstring), Michael Brosseau (Oblique), Miguel Sánchez (Elbow), Jandel Gustave (Forearm) and Jace Peterson (Left Elbow). And the Cubs are without Wade Miley (Shoulder), Manuel Rodríguez (Elbow), Kyle Hendricks (Shoulder), Bradley Wieck (Elbow), Codi Heuer (Elbow), Steven Brault (Shoulder), Willson Contreras (Ankle), Michael Hermosillo (Quad), Keegan Thompson (Back), Adbert Alzolay (Shoulder), Alec Mills (Back), Ethan Roberts (Shoulder) and Jason Heyward (Knee).

Moneyline Pick: Brewers (-158) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Cubs got the W 2-5.

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Brewers vs Cubs Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Milwaukee (-158), Chicago (+134) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Milwaukee -1.5 (+128), Chicago 1.5 (-154) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 7.5 Runs (-110), Over 7.5 Runs (-110) at FanDuel

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Brewers vs Cubs Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Brewers 0.7%, Cubs 0.23%
  • Win % as underdog: Brewers 0.15%, Cubs 0.44%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Milwaukee 4-6, Chicago 5-5

Runline Pick: Brewers -1.5 Runs (+128) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Brewers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 7.5 Total Runs (-110) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Brewers have averaged 3.9 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Cubs have recorded 3.9 runs during the same timeframe.

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