The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs will meet up for the second straight day on Saturday, and the Cubs are looking to move to 2-0 on the young season. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks shut down the Brewers offense in the season opener, and it helped push the Cubs to the season-opening win.
These two teams are expected to be part of a tight competition for the NL Central Division title this season, so each game is extremely important. The Cubs can get a huge jump on their rivals with a win in this game.
The Chicago Cubs are a -140-betting favorite in the second game of the series on Saturday.
After being shut out on Opening Day, the Brewers will be looking to find some offense in Saturday’s game. Orlando Arcia collected three hits for Milwaukee on Friday night, but he was the only player that was able to do some damage.
Former National League MVP Christian Yelich struggled at the plate, and the Brewers are also missing Ryan Braun from their lineup. Milwaukee will need to find some offense if it is going to get its first win in this series.
Corbin Burnes will be on the mound for the Brewers in this game, and Milwaukee is hoping that he will have a much better 2020 season than he had in 2019 when he was 1-5 with an 8.82 ERA.
Yu Darvish had a terrific second half of the regular season in 2019, and the Cubs are hoping that he can keep that momentum going. Darvish can be one of the best pitchers in the National League if he pitches up to his potential.
Centerfielder Ian Happ blasted a two-run homer in the series opener, featuring yet another cog in the Cubs’ terrific lineup. Even though the Cubs have failed to live up to expectations in recent years, there is still plenty of talent there.
A healthy Darvish and a bounce back from the offense could lead to a huge season for the Chicago Cubs.
Betting Pick for Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs
The pitching matchup favors the Chicago Cubs in a big way on Saturday, and that will likely be the difference in this game. The Cubs and Brewers are evenly matched, and any slight edge can turn the game around.
With all that being said, Chicago will pick up its second straight win on Saturday.