Brewers vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 6, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (3-1) host the Milwaukee Brewers (1-3) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Cubs are on the moneyline against the favored Brewers (). 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 6, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Peralta (MIL) Pitcher Alzolay (CHC)
3 – 1 W/L 1 – 1
29.1 IP 21.1
3.99 ERA 2.95
1.160 WHIP 1.170
14.4 K/9 12.2
3.7 BB/9 5.5

Brewers Probable Starter Freddy Peralta

  • Peralta will make his first start of the season for the Brewers.
  • The 24-year-old righty came out of the bullpen in his most recent outing this season, his only action so far.
  • Peralta and his team finished with a 5-5 record in the 10 games he appeared in when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:06 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 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Javier Báez 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 .666
Willson Contreras 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 1.000
Jason Heyward 4 .250 1 0 1 .400 .900
David Bote 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Ian Happ 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Joc Pederson 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jake Marisnick 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Anthony Rizzo 2 .000 0 0 0 .600 .600

Cubs Probable Starter Adbert Alzolay

  • The Cubs will send out Alzolay for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 26-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27 against the White Sox. The righty threw five innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • Alzolay and his team won two of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 2-1.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Alzolay

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kolten Wong 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers scored the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (247 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Brewers won 48.6% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (18-19).
  • Milwaukee had an 18-19 record last year (winning 48.6% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -109 or shorter.
  • Milwaukee combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 24 times last season for a 24-29-5 record against the over/under.

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs were underdogs in 18 games last season and won nine (50%) of those contests.
  • Chicago had a record of 8-9 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least -107 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents went over the total last season in 28 of their 58 opportunities.

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 ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP.
  • Orlando Arcia hit .260 with 10 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks.
  • Arcia did not rank among the top hitters in baseball among qualifying batters in MLB.

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
Kolten Wong 181 .265 26 1 16 .346 .672
Orlando Arcia 173 .260 22 5 20 .317 .733
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

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ slugged 12 home runs and collected 28 RBI last season while batting .258.
  • Happ’s hitting stats were not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras collected 47 hits, posted an OBP of .357 and a .413 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Contreras was not among league batting leaders in MLB 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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