The Milwaukee Brewers were one of the most profitable teams for betting on MLB game lines in 2017. With the surprise out of the bag questions about their 2018 value abound. So far in the young 2018 season the Crew looks poised for more profits. Milwaukee has methodically rebuilt the past few years. As a result, they may be a top threat in the National League Central. Owning the NL Central the past two years has been the Chicago Cubs. Despite that success public money has often made them too expensive. Saturday at Milwaukee the Brewers meet the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Date and Time: Saturday, April 7, 2018 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee won four of their first six with MLB game lines. Facing the prospects of a market correction it is yet to happen. Center fielder Christian Yelich bolted out of the gate for the Crew. Yelich has a .385 average and .984 OPS. He has clobbered two doubles, a home run, and five runs batted in. Additionally, he scored six runs for the Brewers. Acquired from Miami in the offseason he is cause for resurgence in Brew City. Veteran Ryan Braun has two home runs but is hitting .176.
Kyle Schwarber bolted out of the gate for the Cubs. The left fielder has two doubles and two home runs. With an OPS of 1.165 he has three runs and three runs batted in. Last season he became a regular after prior part time duty. Also producing for the Cubs is third baseman Kris Bryant. With a OPS of 1.101 he has an average of .333. Bryant has three doubles and a home run. Scoring four runs he added four runs batted in.
Important Names on the Field
Yu Darvish is the scheduled starter for Chicago. The right hander was shelled in his first start with five earned runs allowed in 4.1 innings. Last season Darvish was 4-3 with a 3.86 earned run average in Los Angeles. Milwaukee will send Zach Davies to the hill. Also a right hander Davies was bombed in his only previous start. In 5.2 innings of work he allowed six earned runs. In 2017 broke out with a 17-9 record and a 3.90 earned run average.
Clash of the Managers
Two of the best managers in baseball meet here. Joe Maddon is the best in the game. He worked wonders at Tampa Bay despite little to work with. Leading the Cubs to a World Series title was his greatest accomplishment. Craig Counsell has sparked a resurgence in Milwaukee. Once again, the Brew Crew is taking seriously by gamblers.
Team vs. Team
Head to head in this sportsbook online series the Brewers have won six of the last 11. Nine of the last ten between the Cubs and Brewers went under the total. At Milwaukee the Cubs have paid in seven of their last nine games. Nine of the last 11 at Miller Park in this series went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Chicago will get maximum betting value in this matchup. On the road against a quality team brings their MLB game lines price down.
Cubs vs. Brewers Betting Odds Picks
Chicago is the superior team and will get a better price than normal.
Cubs vs. Brewers Baseball Betting Online Pick: Chicago Cubs
Cubs vs. Brewers Baseball Betting Online Prediction: Cubs 5, Brewers 3
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