Brewers vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 14, 2021

Written By Staff on April 14, 2021

The Milwaukee Brewers (6-5) host the Chicago Cubs (5-6) at 1:40 PM ET on Wednesday at American Family Field. The Brewers are favored () to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Cubs (). Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes and Chicago’s Jake Arrieta pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 14, 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

Burnes (MIL) Pitcher Arrieta (CHC)
0 – 1 W/L 2 – 0
12.1 IP 12.0
0.73 ERA 2.25
0.160 WHIP 1.420
14.6 K/9 6.8
0 BB/9 3.0

Brewers Probable Starter Corbin Burnes

  • Burnes (0-1) pitches first for the Brewers to make his third start of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Thursday against the Cardinals, when he tossed six scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • The Brewers were the moneyline favorite for two Burnes starts this season — they lost both.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Burnes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 10 .100 1 1 1 .182 .582
Willson Contreras 6 .167 1 0 1 .375 .542
Kris Bryant 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Rizzo 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Jason Heyward 5 .400 2 1 2 .500 1.500
Joc Pederson 4 .250 1 1 2 .250 1.250
David Bote 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Ian Happ 3 .667 2 0 1 .750 1.750
Tony Wolters 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Jake Arrieta

  • The Cubs’ Arrieta will make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he threw six innings against the Pirates, giving up two earned runs.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Arrieta

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 18 .278 5 1 2 .381 .825
Lorenzo Cain 16 .375 6 0 1 .412 .850
Travis Shaw 10 .100 1 0 0 .308 .408
Jackie Bradley Jr. 6 .333 2 0 2 .444 .944
Keston Hiura 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Avisaíl García 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Jace Peterson 5 .400 2 0 0 .625 1.025
Manny Piña 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Billy McKinney 3 .667 2 1 2 .800 2.467
Omar Narváez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers had the No. 26 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (247 total runs).
  • The Brewers put together an 18-19 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 48.6% of those games).
  • Milwaukee went 6-5 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -180 or shorter (54.5%).
  • In the 58 games bookmakers set an over/under for Milwaukee, it combined with opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-29-5).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs won nine, or 50%, of the 18 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Chicago was not a bigger underdog last season than the +150 moneyline set for this game.
  • 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.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Bradley was not among league leaders in hits and batting average.
  • Christian Yelich had seven doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 44 walks while hitting .205.
  • Yelich did not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP 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 finished with a .258 average last season, with 12 home runs and 28 RBI.
  • Happ’s average and home run totals did not rank in the top 10 among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras hit .249 with an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .413.
  • Among qualified hitters, Contreras did not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP in the league.

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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