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Cubs Faces Milwaukee Brewers in Inter-Division Showdown

Chicago Cubs

Cubs and Brewers in a Slugfest for NL Central

For the second time in a week, the Milwaukee Brewers will take on the Chicago Cubs. It is a battle for top spot in the National League Central. The Cubs own a one-game lead over the Brewers. That lead has been slipping over the past two weeks.

This three-game set may determine who walks away as the NL Central champs.

TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FS Wisconsin, Dish455 (Milwaukee), WGN (Chicago)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Jhoulys Chacin (14-6, 3.59 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Jose Quintana (12-9, 4.14)

Odds: Cubs are -125-moneyline favorites. The Total is 8.5 Under -120.

Milwaukee’s bullpen came up big in Monday’s 3-2 victory. The Brewers won for the seventh time in eight contests and pulled within one game of the first-place Cubs.

Brewers are Hot at the Right Time

The BrewCrew are winners of 8 of their last 10 and coming off of a sweep over the San Francisco Giants. They Brewers are one of the hottest teams in the Bigs’ right now.

CF Christian Yelich has been a big part of that success. He is on pace to set career highs in hits, homeruns and RBI, and is the backbone of the Brewers’ outfield. Yelich has reached base in 26 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NL.

Lorenzo Cain had four hits while Orlando Arcia and Jonathan Schoop each drove in a run for the Brewers in the win. Milwaukee has won six of their last eight matchups against the Cubs.

The Brewers (83-62) moved a season-high 21 games over .500. Josh Hader struck out all six batters he faced in relief. Jeremy Jeffress recorded his 11th save.

Chacin is facing the Cubs for the second straight start. He allowed five runs (three earned) over 4 2/3 innings in a 6-4 loss on Friday. He is 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA in 10 career games (nine starts) against the Cubs. That includes being 2-1 with a 1.53 ERA in three outings across 17 2/3 innings this season.

Cubs Have Seen Lead Erode

Chicago (83-60) lost for the fifth time in seven games. They were held to five hits. Two were from Ben Zobrist, who is 11-for-32 with four multi-hit games in his last 10 contests. The Cubs are in the middle of 30 straight game days.

They are looking to get back on track following a lost weekend against Washington. It included two losses in a doubleheader Saturday before Sunday’s series finale at Washington was rained out. It was rescheduled for this Thursday.

Quintana flashed a dazzling fastball and earned the win in Wednesday’s 6-4 victory against Milwaukee. He allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is 5-2 with a 1.78 ERA in nine career starts versus the Brewers. That includes a 3-1 with a 2.64 mark in five outings this season.

Daniel Murphy is 8-for-18 with two home runs against Chacin, who owns a 1-4 record and a 3.77 mark in five career starts at Wrigley Field.

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Brewers 4

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Milwaukee 83-62 $1,388.00 21-18 62-44 56-33 27-29 70-71-4 0.31
Chi Cubs 83-60 $183.00 19-12 64-48 74-43 9-17 64-75-4 0.76
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

J Chacin (14-6) ERA: 3.59

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 5, 2018 CHC L 4-6 O 4.2 -$100.00
Aug 31, 2018 WSH W 4-1 U 6.1 $108.00
Aug 25, 2018 PIT L 1-9 O 6 -$100.00

J Quintana (12-9) ERA: 4.14

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 5, 2018 MIL W 6-4 O 6.2 $97.00
Aug 31, 2018 PHI L 1-2 U 6 -$100.00
Aug 25, 2018 CIN W 10-6 O 5 $58.00

Bullpen

Milwaukee’s relievers have pitched 11.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Chi Cubs’s relievers have pitched 13.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Milwaukee Brewers – J Chacin

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 5, 2018 6-4 CHC 4.2 7 5 3 1 5 Loss
Aug 14, 2018 7-0 MIL 7 3 0 0 2 10 Win
Jun 13, 2018 1-0 MIL 6 4 0 0 3 7 Win
Jun 20, 2017 4-0 CHC 6 5 2 2 3 6 Loss
Sep 27, 2012 7-5 COL 5 7 3 3 4 2 Win

Chicago Cubs – J Quintana

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 5, 2018 6-4 CHC 6.2 5 2 2 2 5 Win
Aug 14, 2018 7-0 MIL 5 6 5 5 1 5 Loss
Jun 11, 2018 7-2 CHC 6 4 2 2 2 3 No Decision
Apr 28, 2018 3-0 CHC 7 2 0 0 1 7 Win
Apr 8, 2018 3-0 CHC 6 3 0 0 2 6 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.52 15 4.03 6
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.40 15 4.48 19
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.79 6 4.21 13
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.00 6 4.26 12

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Sp 10, 2018 MIL 3 CHC 2 -135 8.5 U Wade Miley (L) Jon Lester (L) 11 5 5 4 9 9
Sep 5, 2018 CHC 6 MIL 4 -107 8.5 O Jose Quintana (L) Jhoulys Chacin (R) 13 8 1 3 8 7
Sp 4, 2018 CHC 1 MIL 11 -105 9 O Mike Montgomery (L) Wade Miley (L) 5 10 1 9 10 8
Sep 3, 2018 CHC 3 MIL 4 111 8.5 U Cole Hamels (L) Zach Davies (R) 6 7 2 4 11 10
Aug 15, 2018 MIL 4 CHC 8 -144 9 O Junior Guerra (R) Kyle Hendricks (R) 9 13 3 4 10 7
Aug 14, 2018 MIL 7 CHC 0 -140 9.5 U Jhoulys Chacin (R) Jose Quintana (L) 11 3 1 2 12 12
Jn 13, 2018 CHC 0 MIL 1 -112 8.5 U Mike Montgomery (L) Jhoulys Chacin (R) 6 4 3 2 13 6
Jun 12, 2018 CHC 0 MIL 4 -102 9 U Tyler Chatwood (R) Chase Anderson (R) 2 7 2 3 8 10
Jn 11, 2018 CHC 7 MIL 2 112 8 O Jose Quintana (L) Junior Guerra (R) 10 8 6 2 11 9
Apr 29, 2018 MIL 0 CHC 2 -142 8.5 U Zach Davies (R) Tyler Chatwood (R) 2 5 4 2 6 5

MLB Betting Odds & Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Milwaukee Brewers

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 83-62 45-27 38-35 56-28 33-34 70-71-4 21-18 62-44
Last 10 8-2 5-1 3-1 5-1 3-1 5-5 5-1 3-1
vs Div 30-32 17-15 13-17 21-15 11-17 28-32-2 7-5 23-27
vs AL 10-7 5-2 5-5 8-3 4-4 5-11-1 0-2 10-5
vs NL 73-55 40-25 33-30 48-25 29-30 65-60-3 21-16 52-39

Chicago Cubs

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 83-60 44-25 39-35 74-41 13-18 64-75-4 19-12 64-48
Last 10 4-6 0-1 4-5 3-3 2-2 6-4 0-2 4-4
vs Div 34-30 18-9 16-21 34-20 2-9 26-35-3 3-2 31-28
vs AL 11-6 7-3 4-3 10-4 1-2 8-9 3-0 8-6
vs NL 72-54 37-22 35-32 64-37 12-16 56-66-4 16-12 56-42
Team Last 5 Games

Milwaukee Brewers

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Spt 10, 2018 CHC 3-2 W 125 8.5 W Miley 5 J Lester A
Sep 9, 2018 SF 6-3 W -145 8 Zach Davies 5 M Bumgarner H
Spt 8, 2018 SF 4-3 W -190 8.5 G Gonzalez 5.2 Chris Stratton H
Sep 7, 2018 SF 4-2 W -178 8.5 C Anderson 5 D Holland H
Spt 5, 2018 CHC 4-6 L -107 8.5 J Chacin 4.2 J Quintana H

Chicago Cubs

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Sep 10, 2018 MIL 2-3 L -135 8.5 J Lester 5.2 W Miley H
Spt 8, 2018 WSH 5-6 L -163 9 C Hamels 5.2 Jefry Rodriguez A
Sep 8, 2018 WSH 3-10 L 180 8 J Garcia 0.1 M Scherzer A
Spt 6, 2018 WSH 6-4 W -107 8.5 K Hendricks 5 S Strasburg A
Sep 5, 2018 MIL 6-4 W -103 8.5 J Quintana 6.2 J Chacin A

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