Brewers vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 12, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Milwaukee Brewers (5-4) are looking for another strong showing from a hitter on a hot streak when they square off against the Chicago Cubs (4-5) on Monday at 7:40 PM ET at Miller Park. Avisail Garcia is on a two-game home run streak for the Brewers () in the matchup with the Cubs (). Freddy Peralta starts for Milwaukee while Chicago will counter with Adbert Alzolay.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Peralta (MIL) Pitcher Alzolay (CHC)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
7.0 IP 5.0
0.00 ERA 7.20
1.430 WHIP 1.200
18.0 K/9 7.2
9.0 BB/9 3.6

Brewers Probable Starter Freddy Peralta

  • The Brewers will look to Peralta (1-0) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Tuesday against the Cubs, when he threw five scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • The Brewers were favored on the moneyline for one Peralta start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Peralta

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .375
Javier Báez 8 .250 2 0 1 .250 .500
Willson Contreras 6 .333 2 0 1 .429 .929
David Bote 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167
Tony Wolters 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jason Heyward 5 .200 1 0 1 .429 .829
Ian Happ 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Joc Pederson 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Anthony Rizzo 4 .000 0 0 0 .429 .429
Jake Marisnick 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Adbert Alzolay

  • Alzolay heads to the mound for the Cubs to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he threw five innings against the Brewers, giving up four earned runs.
  • This will be his first game as the moneyline underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Alzolay

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Omar Narváez 2 1.000 2 1 1 1.000 3.500
Luis Urías 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Daniel Vogelbach 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Travis Shaw 2 .500 1 1 3 .500 2.500
Christian Yelich 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Avisaíl García 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jackie Bradley Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers scored the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (247 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Brewers put together an 18-19 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 48.6% of those games).
  • Milwaukee finished 11-11 last year (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -143 or shorter.
  • Milwaukee had an over/under set by bookmakers 58 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 24 of those games (24-29-5).

Cubs Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Cubs were the underdog 18 times and won nine, or 50%, of those games.
  • Chicago had a record of 2-2 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +120 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago’s games went over the total in 28 of their 58 chances last season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .283 last season with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
  • Bradley was not in the top 10 in hits and RBI among qualifying batters in MLB play.
  • Christian Yelich hit .205 with seven doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Yelich was not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualifying hitters in MLB play.

Brewers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Keston Hiura 217 .212 30 13 32 .291 .701
Christian Yelich 200 .205 39 12 22 .351 .781
Jackie Bradley Jr. 191 .283 32 7 22 .361 .811
Avisaíl García 181 .238 20 2 15 .327 .653
Travis Shaw 163 .239 17 6 17 .306 .717
Daniel Vogelbach 115 .209 16 6 16 .326 .717
Luis Urías 109 .239 11 0 11 .308 .602
Omar Narváez 108 .176 8 2 10 .294 .563
Jace Peterson 45 .200 6 2 5 .393 .749
Manny Piña 39 .231 4 2 5 .333 .743

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ slugged 12 home runs and collected 28 RBI last season while batting .258.
  • Happ ranked outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras hit .249 with an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .413.
  • Contreras did not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in the majors.

Cubs Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 222 .203 27 8 24 .238 .598
Anthony Rizzo 203 .222 26 11 24 .331 .745
Ian Happ 198 .258 27 12 28 .358 .863
Willson Contreras 189 .249 37 7 26 .357 .770
Jason Heyward 147 .265 20 6 22 .389 .845
Kris Bryant 131 .206 20 4 11 .293 .644
David Bote 125 .200 15 7 29 .303 .711
Joc Pederson 121 .190 21 7 16 .285 .682
Eric Sogard 115 .209 10 1 10 .281 .559
Tony Wolters 100 .230 10 0 8 .280 .550

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