The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs will wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at Wrigley Field. These two NL Central rivals have split the first two games of the series, so this game will determine the series winner.
There have also been some fireworks in this series, as these two teams do not get along very well. Expect another tightly contested game on Sunday between two of the better teams in the National League.
The Chicago Cubs are -127 in the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers were shut out in the season opener on Friday night, but their offense bounced back in a big way in game two of the series. The Brewers scored eight runs in getting their first win of the season, as the offense found their groove.
Freddy Peralta will take the mound for the Brewers on Sunday, and Milwaukee needs a solid season out of him. Peralta has reportedly added a new pitch to his arsenal, and he will try to use that to keep the Cubs off-balance in this game.
Tyler Chatwood will make the start for the Cubs on Sunday, and he is officially back in the starting rotation. Chatwood had a miserable 2018 season as a starter, going 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA, but was solid for the Cubs out of the bullpen a season ago, lowering his ERA to 3.76.
The Cubs are still waiting for Kris Bryant to get his bat going, as he’s hitless in nine at-bats with three strikeouts. Bryant has struggled in the leadoff spot so far this season, but chances are that he will get things going soon.
First-year manager David Ross has plenty of talent at his disposal, but it’s now up to the players to carry the load and put together a consistent offensive attack.
The Cubs have not really gotten things going with their offense yet this season, scoring a total of six runs, but that time is going to come. Look for the Cubs to have a big day at the plate and put some runs on the scoreboard.
Milwaukee won’t let the Cubs dominate this game, but they won’t be able to find enough scoring to keep up. Bet the Chicago Cubs -127 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.