Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
Two NL Central foes will get together at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field on Friday for the start of a three-game series. The Chicago Cubs, hoping to return to the playoffs after a disappointing 2019, will host the Milwaukee Brewers, who are fresh off of two straight postseason appearances.
Here is a preview for Friday’s opener between these two clubs, along with a free pick. Currently, the Cubs are favored to win at -128 at Pay per head 247 per head
After a surprising 2018 which ended in a division title and an NLCS appearance, the Brewers followed it up with a Wild Card spot last season. Now in 2020, with a solid lineup led by a former MVP and a new-look pitching staff, Milwaukee is hoping to make it back to October.
RF Christian Yelich is must-see TV, and after winning the MVP in 2018, is definitely a threat to win it again this season. Veterans like CF Lorenzo Cain and LF Avisail Garcia will join Yelich in the outfield. Elsewhere in the lineup, young 2B Keston Hiura just finished off an impressive rookie year, while 1B Justin Smoak and DH Ryan Braun will provide some additional pop.
On the mound, Brandon Woodruff will take a crack at the Cubs. The 27-year old proved that he is an above-average pitcher in 2019, going 11-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 143 strikeouts in nearly 122 innings. A true breakout season this year would really help Milwaukee in their quest to return to the playoffs.
Following up three straight NLCS appearances and a World Series title, the Cubs have ended the last two seasons on a dud, losing in the Wild Card game in 2018 and missing the playoffs all together last year. Now under new manager David Ross, Chicago is aiming