In today’s MLB betting guide, the Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot against the Chicago Cubs, while the Minnesota Twins have the perfect storm to provide an upset against the Chicago White Sox.
Milwaukee Brewers (-130) vs Chicago Cubs (+105)
The Brewers are playing well lately as they are 7-3 in their past 10 games, won two in a row, and three in a row at home. The Cubs have cooled off as they have now lost two in a row, including the series opener vs the Brewers 5-2. These teams are in the same division and one in which the Brewers have taken full advantage of going 27-15 against. Though the Cubs bats have been solid with Patrick Wisdom at the helm, the Brewers have Christian Yelich, who just ended a 12-game hit streak, and Rowdy Tellez, who’s homered six times and drove in 14 runs with his past seven hits.
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The Cubs have Kyle Hendricks on the mound who has slowly pitched worse over the years. Though he has bounced back well over his past two games after allowing six runs in 4.1 innings. Jason Alexander, a rookie starter for the Brewers, has switched back and forth between starting and relieving. He has struggled a bit lately, but even if the Brewers get him out of the game early, they have some of the best relievers in the MLB to help contain the Cubs. Take the Brewers to continue rolling and the over (O8.5, -115).
Chicago White Sox (-135) vs Minnesota Twins (+110)
The oddsmakers set this game up for what appears to be an easy underdog. The Twins won the first game of the series, have a better record in the past 10 games than the White Sox, a better record on the road than the White Sox do at home, more wins within their division, and a better overall record. The only thing that appears to be in the favor of the White Sox is the pitching matchup, but when we look deeper, that’s not the case.
Though Chris Archer doesn’t go very deep into games, he’s allowed more than one run just once in his past six starts while allowing a home run in a game once in his previous nine games. He is working hard to reach the level he was at previously in his career. White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has a 2.78 ERA (earned run average) and 1.03 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) on the season but has struggled in his last three starts allowing 15 hits, seven walks, three home runs, and 10 earned runs in 16.1 innings. It is the perfect opportunity to have confidence in an underdog pick. Take the Twins and under (U9.5, -115).
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