Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction
August 19, 2022
The Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers will play the first game of a three-game series on Friday at 2:20 pm at Wrigley Field. Aaron Ashby will be taking the hill for the home team. He went six innings in his last game against the Cardinals, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks.
The Chicago Cubs will send out right-handed pitcher Keegan Thompson to pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers. In his last start with the Reds, he allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in 1.2 innings.
DraftKings predicts the Cubs to win the game with a Moneyline of -135 while the Brewers are at +115.
Why bet on Chicago Cubs?
✅ The Cubs are 3rd in National League Central with a 50 - 67 record.
✅ Patrick Wisdom leads the team with 21 home runs while batting at .219.
✅ The Cubs have a Moneyline coverage of 50-67 and a record of 7-3 in the last 10 games.
|Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
|Friday, August 19, at 2:20 pm ET
|Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
|Chicago Cubs to win Moneyline @ -135
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
The Milwaukee Brewers are currently 10th in the offensive category with a .727 team batting average. They're also averaging 4.5 runs per game. One of the reasons they're doing so well is the consistent production of first basemen Rowdy Tellez, who has a .803 on-base percentage and 24 home runs. In the last 15 games, Tellez has been on a tear with seven RBI and a .267 slash line.
According to Aaron Ashby's Baseball Savant page, he's currently in the 82nd percentile regarding whiff percentage. The right-hander has a fairly effective arsenal that features a variety of weapons, including a five-pitch mix that he uses to throw at least 20 percent of his strikes. He has faced the Chicago Cubs twice this season and was able to record a 1-1 in 7.2 innings and 13 strikeouts.
The Chicago Cubs are currently 14th in the majors in the offensive category with a .713 team batting average. Willson Contreras has been one of the most consistent players for the team this season, as he has been hitting .830 with 19 home runs and 48 runs scored. However, he has had a tough time in the last 30 games, as he has a .188 batting average, .269 slash line, and a 6:33 walk-to-strikeout percentage.
On his Baseball Savant page, Keegan Thompson has struggled this season, as he is currently in the 23rd percentile. He has a 37.9 sweet spot percentage and struggles to locate his breaking ball. On April 9, he faced the Milwaukee Brewer and could throw 2.2 no-hit innings. He did not factor into the game's decision as he allowed a walk, a hit, and four strikeouts.