Brewers vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 19, 2022

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At Wrigley Field on Friday, the Chicago Cubs (50-67) face the Milwaukee Brewers (63-54), fellow members of the NL Central, at 2:20 PM ET. On the hill for the Brewers will be Aaron Ashby (2-10), opposed by the Cubs’ Keegan Thompson (9-5).

Despite being on the road the Brewers are a moderate moneyline favorite (-146) over the Cubs (+124). The over/under for the Brewers-Cubs game is set at 9.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Milwaukee Brewers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Brewers (-146)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -117, Under: -103)

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When, Where, at What Time is Brewers vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Brewers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jace Peterson 10 Day Injury List Elbow
Omar Narváez 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Trevor Gott 15 Day Injury List Forearm
Adrian Houser 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Jandel Gustave 15 Day Injury List Forearm
Trevor Rosenthal 15 Day Injury List Hamstring
Miguel Sanchez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jake Cousins 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Alex Jackson 7 Day Injury List Head

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Rafael Ortega Day-to-day Undisclosed

Last Time Out: Brewers and Cubs

The Brewers defeated the Dodgers by a 5-3 score in their last game yesterday. Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI to lead them offensively while Corbin Burnes got the win after throwing five innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits while striking out six.

The Cubs earned a 3-2 victory over the Orioles yesterday. Willson Contreras (2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI) led the way offensively, while Adrian Sampson got the win on the mound after going five innings without giving up an earned run on four hits, while striking out six.

Betting Trends

Brewers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Brewers have been favored 91 times and won 53, or 58.2%, of those games. Milwaukee has entered 59 games this season favored by -146 or more and is 34-25 in those contests. The Brewers have a 59.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Milwaukee’s games have gone over the total in 58 of their 117 chances. The Brewers are 50-67-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rowdy Tellez 111 .238 (111) .324 (79) .482 (25) 5.6% (11) 19.9% (76) 10.2% (42)
Andrew McCutchen 100 .253 (80) .322 (82) .406 (88) 3.0% (75) 18.7% (64) 8.9% (70)
Christian Yelich 113 .250 (86) .354 (33) .376 (121) 1.8% (113) 24.4% (111) 13.2% (8)
Willy Adames 95 .218 (134) .282 (136) .445 (50) 5.5% (13) 27.3% (133) 8.1% (82)
Hunter Renfroe 83 .246 (-) .308 (-) .502 (-) 6.2% (-) 24.9% (-) 7.3% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in 33, or 41.8%, of the 79 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has been victorious 16 times in 42 chances when named as an underdog of at least +124 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 44.6% chance of walking away with the win. Chicago and their opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 117 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Cubs are 60-57-0 against the spread in their 117 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 114 .280 (34) .357 (27) .452 (45) 2.6% (90) 23.3% (98) 9.8% (48)
Willson Contreras 99 .249 (88) .358 (24) .472 (30) 4.4% (32) 21.5% (89) 9.2% (62)
Nico Hoerner 102 .300 (14) .348 (39) .424 (71) 1.8% (113) 11.3% (6) 5.6% (125)
Patrick Wisdom 112 .219 (133) .313 (104) .438 (59) 4.7% (22) 33.6% (144) 10.9% (33)
Christopher Morel 74 .256 (-) .326 (-) .454 (-) 3.6% (-) 30.6% (-) 8.9% (-)

Brewers vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Brewers vs. Cubs is the Cubs (+124 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we recommend betting on the under on 9 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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