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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers

June 28, 2024

The reeling and struggling Chicago Cubs get set to tangle against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first of a three-game set inside American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI. They toss out the first pitch at 8:10 pm in what could be a massive series for the Cubs. Bookmaker has installed the Cubs + 110 on the ML. 

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs have had a decent season, and they believe they have enough talent to compete in the NL Central. However, they have struggled to produce and score runs. They have some work to do, and they are right now 11 games behind the front-running Brewers, who have had a nice start to the season.

This is a good test and opportunity to get back into the mix against the Brewers. 

They need to be more consistent on offense, and their pitching needs to hold up. Entering Thursday's action, they have dropped five of six overall. Offensively, they have needed help getting men on base and moving them over. 

Third baseman Christopher Morel has hit 15 home runs and driven in 45 runs so far this season. The team does not have a ton of power in its lineup, so it will have to win some games by scratching and clawing its way to runs. 

They will hand the ball over to Jameson Taillon, who sports a mark of 4-3 to go along with an ERA of 2.90. He needs to get into an early groove in this game and gain confidence. 

Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

The Brewers have played some great baseball at times this season. They always seem to be a serious threat to win the division and make a deep run into the playoffs. They have the talent and lineup to put up runs and have already slugged 83 home runs this season. 

Leading the way is veteran shortstop Willy Adames, who has clubbed a team-high 13 home runs this season while batting .238. He has also chipped in with 18 doubles and 10 stolen bases. 

The Brewers will hand the ball over to Colin Rea, who has a record of 6-2 and an ERA of 3.62. He has fanned 54 hitters in 82 frames of work for the Brewers, with a team ERA of 3.75. 

The Brewers will be able to run on Chicago's pitching, so look for them to take some chances, try to play small ball, and steal some bases in this one. 

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Brewers are 4-1 in their last five games. They are 24-20 in their road games. The totals have gone over in four out of their last five games, and they have gone over in 22 out of their last 37 games at home. The Cubs are 1-4 in their last five games. They are 19-22 in their road games. 

Pick: Chicago Cubs +110