Brewers at Cubs Preview: The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers will be back on the field Tuesday night for game two of their series. Wrigley Field will be the site once again, and the Cubs have gotten off to a great start at the historic ballpark.
Milwaukee comes into this game having lost three straight, and things won’t get much easier for them this week. The Brewers were the pick by many to win the Central Division this season, but this is not the start that they were hoping for.
The Cubs have won three straight games after a disappointing performance on Opening Day, and they have plenty of momentum at this time. Chicago is entering the final season with a number of core players, and getting off to a great start is what the Cubs needed.
The Chicago Cubs are slight favorites at -111 over the Milwaukee Brewers in this Central Division showdown.
Brewers at Cubs Preview and Pick: Brewers Must Get Bats Going
The Milwaukee Brewers were expected to have a terrific offensive lineup this season, but that hasn’t been the case through four games. Milwaukee doesn’t have the pitching to take control of many games, and they need the bats to wake up.
The Brewers have scored just 11 runs through the first four games, and the team is hitting just .162 on the season. Milwaukee got a big swing of the bat on Monday night, but they did very little the rest of the game.
Christian Yelich was an MVP in 2019, but he has been terrible at the plate since that time. If Milwaukee is going to get things going, Yelich is going to need to start hitting like he did during his career year.
Freddy Peralta takes the mound for Milwaukee on Tuesday night, and he has had some dominating performances against the Cubs. The Brewers do have a terrific bullpen, but they need to get a lead to use that weapon.
Brewers at Cubs Preview and Pick: Pitching Leading Cubs Start
If the Chicago Cubs continue to get dominant starting pitching then it could be a special season on the North Side. Kyle Hendricks struggled in the season opener, but the other three starters have all pitched really well.
Adbert Alzolay will be on the mound on Tuesday night, and he has the ability to be a dominant starter in the league. The Cubs bullpen has also been terrific this season, and they are tough to beat if they get a lead.
The Cubs belted three home runs in one inning on Monday night, and they still have the potential to be a great offensive team. Javier Baez has bounced back from a disappointing 2020 season, and he could be a key to the Cubs success this season.
It has only been four games for the Cubs, but this team has fans believing that this could be a special season. There is still a ton of talent in that lineup, and the Cubs will make opposing pitchers work hard to get outs.
Brewers at Cubs Preview and Pick: Cubs Continue Hot Start
There is no love lost between the Brewers and the Cubs, and these two teams have been known to play some wildly entertaining games. Milwaukee will be desperate to get a win on Tuesday night, but the Chicago Cubs are out to prove that they belong this season.
Both teams will have their fifth starter on the mound on Tuesday night, and that could lead to a ton of runs. The Cubs have been the better offensive team at this point in the season, and they will play a little long ball again at Wrigley.
The Brewers are going to turn this thing around eventually, but it will be the Cubs that take control again on Tuesday night. Don’t just bet the money line in this game, but take the Chicago Cubs -1.5 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
- Cubs 7
- Brewers 2