Brewers vs Cubs Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, August 20

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The Milwaukee Brewers (63-55) will visit the Chicago Cubs (51-67), Saturday at 2:20 PM ET, with the Cubs on a four-game winning streak. Freddy Peralta (4-3) is the starter for the Brewers, and Marcus Stroman (4-5) for the Cubs.

Despite being the away team the Brewers are a moderate moneyline favorite (-127) over the Cubs (+109). The game’s over/under is set at 8.5.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

Milwaukee Brewers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Brewers (-127)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -105)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, August 20, 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

Last Time Out: Brewers and Cubs

Yesterday, the Cubs picked up an 8-7 victory over the Brewers, with Steven Brault (0.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) earning the win for the Cubs. Christopher Morel went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Hoby Milner (1.00 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Brewers.

Betting Trends

Brewers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Brewers have won 53 out of the 92 games, or 57.6%, in which they’ve been favored. Milwaukee has a record of 45-32, a 58.4% win rate, when favored by -127 or more by sportsbooks this season. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Brewers have a 55.9% chance to win. Milwaukee’s games have gone over the total in 59 of their 118 chances. The Brewers have an ATS record of 50-68-0 in 118 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rowdy Tellez 112 .238 (109) .323 (80) .486 (23) 5.7% (11) 19.7% (74) 10.1% (43)
Andrew McCutchen 101 .253 (81) .324 (79) .413 (82) 3.2% (66) 18.6% (62) 9.0% (67)
Christian Yelich 114 .252 (82) .355 (30) .376 (119) 1.8% (114) 24.2% (111) 13.1% (8)
Willy Adames 96 .219 (131) .284 (134) .443 (53) 5.4% (14) 27.0% (132) 8.3% (79)
Hunter Renfroe 84 .249 (-) .310 (-) .511 (-) 6.4% (-) 24.6% (-) 7.2% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in 34, or 42.5%, of the 80 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has been victorious 26 times in 66 chances when named as an underdog of at least +109 or longer on the moneyline. The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 47.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Contests with Chicago have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 50 of 118 chances this season. The Cubs are 61-57-0 against the spread in their 118 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 115 .282 (31) .358 (25) .452 (46) 2.5% (92) 23.3% (99) 9.7% (48)
Willson Contreras 100 .248 (91) .357 (26) .469 (32) 4.3% (35) 21.3% (86) 9.4% (55)
Nico Hoerner 103 .299 (14) .347 (43) .423 (73) 1.8% (114) 11.2% (6) 5.6% (127)
Patrick Wisdom 113 .219 (131) .313 (104) .443 (53) 4.8% (22) 33.7% (145) 10.8% (37)
Christopher Morel 75 .261 (-) .329 (-) .467 (-) 3.9% (-) 30.3% (-) 8.8% (-)

Brewers vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Brewers vs. Cubs is the Cubs (+109 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the total, we recommend betting on the over on 8.5 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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