Brewers vs Cubs Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, August 26

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On Friday, a clash of NL Central rivals is on the docket, with the Milwaukee Brewers (65-58) hosting the Chicago Cubs (54-71) at 8:10 PM ET. Freddy Peralta (4-3) is the starter for the Brewers, and Justin Steele (4-7) for the Cubs.

At home, the Brewers are favored to win on the moneyline (-157) over the Cubs (+134). The total for the Brewers-Cubs game is set at 7.5.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Milwaukee Brewers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Brewers (-157)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -109, Under: -111)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, August 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Stadium: American Family Field

Brewers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jace Peterson 10 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Brosseau 10 Day Injury List Oblique
Trevor Rosenthal 15 Day Injury List Hamstring
Aaron Ashby 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Trevor Gott 15 Day Injury List Forearm
Jandel Gustave 15 Day Injury List Forearm
Alex Jackson 40 Man Active Head
Miguel Sanchez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Keegan Thompson 15 Day Injury List Back
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Brewers and Cubs

The Brewers lost 12-6 against the Dodgers Friday, with Adrian Houser taking the loss. He threw two innings, giving up five earned runs on five hits while striking out four. Willy Adames went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead the Brewers offensively.

Yesterday, the Cubs lost to the Cardinals 8-3. Marcus Stroman was the losing pitcher after he went five innings, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits while striking out one. Ian Happ paced the Cubs’ offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.

Betting Trends

Brewers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Brewers have won 54 out of the 94 games, or 57.4%, in which they’ve been favored. Milwaukee has entered 52 games this season favored by -157 or more and is 29-23 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.1% chance of a victory for the Brewers. Milwaukee and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 62 of their 123 opportunities. The Brewers have an ATS record of 52-71-0 in 123 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rowdy Tellez 117 .231 (117) .318 (87) .476 (29) 5.7% (9) 20.2% (79) 10.3% (40)
Willy Adames 101 .226 (124) .291 (129) .460 (42) 5.6% (11) 26.6% (130) 8.3% (77)
Christian Yelich 119 .254 (78) .356 (26) .376 (118) 1.8% (114) 23.9% (108) 13.0% (8)
Andrew McCutchen 106 .243 (97) .312 (99) .395 (100) 3.0% (73) 19.0% (68) 8.7% (71)
Hunter Renfroe 88 .246 (-) .309 (-) .508 (-) 6.3% (-) 24.2% (-) 7.4% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been underdogs in 86 games this season and have come away with the win 37 times (43%) in those contests. This season, Chicago has come away with a win 16 times in 39 chances when named as an underdog of at least +134 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 42.7% chance of walking away with the win. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 53 of their 125 opportunities. The Cubs have an against the spread mark of 65-60-0 in 125 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 122 .278 (34) .351 (34) .449 (49) 2.6% (89) 23.5% (100) 9.4% (56)
Willson Contreras 102 .248 (87) .357 (24) .472 (32) 4.5% (26) 20.9% (86) 9.4% (56)
Nico Hoerner 110 .291 (24) .340 (54) .407 (85) 1.7% (117) 11.2% (6) 5.7% (122)
Patrick Wisdom 117 .217 (133) .311 (102) .438 (58) 4.7% (24) 33.6% (144) 10.9% (28)
Seiya Suzuki 85 .250 (-) .323 (-) .414 (-) 2.9% (-) 25.5% (-) 9.1% (-)

Brewers vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Brewers to earn the win (-157 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (7.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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