The Cubs and Brewers will face off in an NL Central matchup at 1:10 PM ET at American Family Field in Milwaukee. The money line odds have the Brewers at -121 compared to the Cubs at +101. The over/under line is currently at 8.5 runs.

Jameson Taillon will start for the Cubs, and he is facing off against Colin Rea for the Brewers. The Cubs are 28-28 this season, while the Brewers are 32-23 and are currently leading the NL Central. BSWI is televising today's game, and the Brewers are 5-1 in their last six games.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline -121

This game will be played at American Family Field at 1:10 ET on Thursday, May 30th.

HOW TO BET THE CUBS VS BREWERS:

  • We have the Brewers winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Cubs to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Despite coming in as the slight underdogs on the road, the Brewers picked up a 10-6 win over the Cubs in the most recent game of this series. Milwaukee's offense got off to a fast start, scoring two runs in the first and adding five more in the 3rd. On the other side, the Cubs got on the board with one run in the 4th and added their final two runs in the 9th.

Bryse Wilson only went four innings for the Brewers but gave up just three hits and three earned runs. Jared Koenig got the win out of the bullpen. Shota Imanaga struggled on the mound for the Cubs, giving up seven earned runs in just 4 1/3 innings of work.

Christian Yelich, Willy Adames, and Blake Perkins each homered for the Brewers. Yelich, Joey Ortiz, and Gary Sanchez each had two hits and two RBIs. Ian Happ had a two-home run performance for the Cubs.

Cubs Records & Stats

Chicago is at .500 overall with a record of 28-28, and they are 4.5 games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead. So far, they are just 6-9 in divisional games. The Cubs have dropped four straight series and are just 7-8-2 in series this year.

At home, the Cubs have gone 15-11 this year compared to 13-17 on the road. Chicago has dropped seven of their last ten games overall and have lost the first two games of this series vs. the Brewers.

Chicago has been a solid bet against the run line on the road this season, going 18-12. They have been an underdog in 33 games, going 23-10 against the run line. Their average run margin in wins is +3.1, while it's -3.4 in losses.

Chicago is on the road against Milwaukee today, and the O/U line is set at 8.5 runs. The Cubs have gone over the total in 24 of their 54 games this season, and their combined run average is 8.7 runs per game. When the O/U line is set at 8.5 runs, Chicago is 7-4 to the over this season. The over has hit in two straight Cubs games.

Right-hander Jameson Taillon gets the start for the Cubs today as he faces the Brewers on the road. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA. Taillon's WHIP for the season is 1.28, and he has issued just 2.58 walks per nine innings. In his last outing, Taillon finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had lost two straight starts. One of his wins this year came against the Brewers, as he pitched six scoreless innings on May 4th.

Chicago's offense has been pretty average this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in the league. They have been a little better at home, averaging 4.2 runs per game. As a team, the Cubs are batting just .227, which is 20th in the league, and their slugging percentage of .364 is also below average. One positive is that they are 4th in the league in walks.

Christopher Morel has been a big run producer for the Cubs this season, as his 34 RBIs is 13th in the league and leads the team. His nine homers is also the top mark on the team. However, Morel is batting just .192 for the season. Michael Busch has been a better hitter, coming in with a batting average of .245, and he has gone deep eight times this season.

Brewers Records & Stats

Milwaukee is currently leading the NL Central by 4.5 games over the Cardinals, heading into today's game vs. the Cubs. The Brewers are 32-23 overall, and they have gone 15-8 against other teams in the NL Central. So far, they have been good at home (14-10) and have gone 18-13 on the road.

The Brewers have gone 5-5 across their last 10 games and are coming off a loss in their most recent game vs. the Cubs. This season, they are 14-12 as the favorite and 18-11 as the underdog. Milwaukee's overall series record is 9-6-2 this year.

When the Brewers are favored, they have struggled to cover the run line, going just 8-18, but as an underdog, they've been a solid bet at 21-8. Overall, they are 29-26 against the run line this season, with an average run margin of +0.9 runs per game. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.7, while in losses, it drops to -2.9.

The Milwaukee Brewers are at home today against the Chicago Cubs, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The Brewers have had a combined run average of 9.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 31-24. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 16-10, and they have hit the over in their last two games.

Milwaukee is sending right-hander Colin Rea to the mound today vs. the Cubs. Rea has made nine starts and three of them have been quality starts. His ERA for the season is 3.98, along with a record of 4-2. Rea's WHIP for the season is 1.36, and he is coming off a game in which he got the win out of the bullpen. In that outing, he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up two earned runs. Looking back at his last three starts, Rea has given up at least one homer in each outing.

So far this season, the Brewers offense has been one of the best in the league, as they are 4th in runs per game (5) and 6th in home runs. Overall, they are batting .252 as a team, which is the 6th best mark in the league. One of the reasons they have been so good offensively is that they are one of the best teams in terms of putting the ball in play, as their strikeout rate is 21st in the league.

William Contreras and Willy Adames have been the Brewers' top home run hitters this season, with 8 and 9 homers, respectively. Contreras is also batting .323 for the season, and Adames has gone 7/19 in his last five games. Adames currently has an eight-game hitting streak. Rhys Hoskins is also among the team's home run leaders, but he has struggled with a batting average of just .233.