Brewers vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 21, 2022

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The Milwaukee Brewers (63-56) meet the Chicago Cubs (52-67), who will be attempting to extend a five-game winning streak, Sunday at 2:20 PM ET, at Wrigley Field. Brandon Woodruff (9-3) will start for the Brewers, and Justin Steele (4-7) for the Cubs.

The Brewers are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-154) on the road at the Cubs (+130). The contest has a total set at 7.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Milwaukee Brewers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Brewers (-154)

Total

7 Runs (Over: -116, Under: -106)

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, August 21, 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
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
Keegan Thompson 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

Last Time Out: Brewers and Cubs

These clubs play again after the Cubs’ 6-5 victory over the Brewers yesterday. Erich Uelmen (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) earned the win for the Cubs. Willson Contreras went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Peter Strzelecki (0.00 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Brewers.

Betting Trends

Brewers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Brewers have been favored 93 times and won 53, or 57%, of those games. Milwaukee is 30-23 this season when entering a game favored by -154 or more on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Brewers have a 60.6% chance to win. Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in 60 of their 119 games with a total this season. The Brewers are 50-69-0 ATS in their 119 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rowdy Tellez 113 .236 (110) .324 (78) .482 (26) 5.7% (11) 19.7% (74) 10.4% (41)
Andrew McCutchen 102 .250 (85) .320 (83) .408 (87) 3.1% (67) 18.6% (64) 8.9% (68)
Christian Yelich 115 .252 (78) .355 (29) .375 (118) 1.8% (113) 24.2% (110) 13.2% (8)
Willy Adames 97 .222 (126) .287 (130) .451 (47) 5.6% (12) 26.6% (129) 8.4% (76)
Hunter Renfroe 85 .245 (-) .306 (-) .503 (-) 6.3% (-) 24.3% (-) 7.1% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have come away with 35 wins in the 81 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Chicago has a win-loss record of 14-24 when favored by +130 or worse by bookmakers this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 43.5% chance of walking away with the win. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 51 of their 119 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs have posted a record of 62-57-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 101 .250 (85) .359 (24) .476 (28) 4.5% (29) 21.0% (86) 9.5% (52)
Ian Happ 116 .279 (34) .354 (30) .447 (50) 2.5% (91) 23.7% (100) 9.6% (48)
Nico Hoerner 104 .296 (16) .345 (45) .418 (76) 1.8% (113) 11.3% (7) 5.8% (121)
Patrick Wisdom 114 .219 (130) .314 (99) .444 (52) 4.8% (21) 33.6% (143) 10.9% (32)
Christopher Morel 76 .262 (-) .329 (-) .466 (-) 3.9% (-) 30.6% (-) 8.7% (-)

Brewers vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Cubs will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (+130). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (7 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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