Brewers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 9, 2022

Written By Staff on April 8, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (1-0) host the Milwaukee Brewers (0-1) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. Milwaukee’s (-157 to win) Brandon Woodruff gets the start against Chicago’s (+133) Justin Steele.

The betting insights in the article below use the latest odds as of April 9, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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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:

Woodruff (MIL) Pitcher Steele (CHC)
9 – 10 W/L 4 – 4
179.1 IP 57.0
2.56 ERA 4.26
0.965 WHIP 1.351
10.6 K/9 9.3
2.2 BB/9 4.3

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff will make his first start of the season for the Brewers.
  • The 29-year-old righty came out of the bullpen and threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings when he last appeared on Tuesday, Oct. 12 against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Last season he finished with a 2.56 ERA and a 0.965 WHIP over his 30 games, putting together a 9-10 record.
  • He ranked fourth in ERA (2.56), third in WHIP (.965), and eighth in K/9 (10.6) among qualified pitchers in the majors last year.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Woodruff

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 21 .143 3 1 3 .217 .503
Jason Heyward 20 .150 3 0 0 .227 .377
Willson Contreras 13 .154 2 0 0 .389 .543
Nico Hoerner 6 .167 1 0 0 .375 .542
Patrick Wisdom 4 .250 1 0 1 .400 .900
Rafael Ortega 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
Nick Madrigal 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • The Cubs will send out Steele for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 26-year-old lefty pitched was on Thursday, Sept. 30, throwing 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the starter against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Last season, he posted a 4.26 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 27 walks in 57 innings, finishing with a record of 4-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 9, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Steele

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kolten Wong 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lorenzo Cain 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Tyrone Taylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willy Adames 2 .500 1 1 1 .667 2.667
Christian Yelich 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jace Peterson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers won 60.5% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (75-49).
  • Milwaukee had a 39-24 record last year (winning 61.9% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -157 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Brewers have an implied win probability of 61.1%.
  • Milwaukee played in 164 games with a set over/under, and combined with its opponents to go over the total 75 times (75-77-12).
  • The Brewers collected a 64-56-0 record ATS last season (covering 53.3% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs were underdogs 94 times last season and won 31, or 33%, of those games.
  • Chicago had a record of 17-31, a 35.4% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +133 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • The Cubs have a 42.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Chicago went over the total set by bookmakers in 74 of 155 chances last season.
  • The Cubs were 58-55-0 against the spread in their 113 chances last season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Hunter Renfroe tallied 31 home runs and 96 runs batted in last season.
  • Andrew McCutchen hit .222 with 24 doubles, a triple, 27 home runs and 81 walks.
  • Willy Adames hit .262 with 32 doubles, a triple, 25 home runs and 57 walks a season ago.
  • Kolten Wong hit .272 with 32 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 31 walks.

Brewers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Hunter Renfroe 521 .259 89 31 96 .315 .816
Willy Adames 497 .262 77 25 73 .337 .818
Andrew McCutchen 482 .222 78 27 80 .334 .778
Kolten Wong 445 .272 70 14 50 .335 .782
Christian Yelich 399 .248 70 9 51 .362 .735
Omar Narváez 391 .266 54 11 49 .342 .744
Victor Caratini 313 .227 33 7 39 .309 .632
Rowdy Tellez 297 .242 34 11 36 .305 .719
Jace Peterson 259 .247 36 6 31 .348 .715
Lorenzo Cain 257 .257 40 8 36 .329 .730

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ had 105 hits and an OBP of .323 last season.
  • Jonathan Villar hit 18 homers while driving in 42 runs.
  • Willson Contreras ended his last campaign with 98 hits, an OBP of .340 plus a slugging percentage of .438.
  • Frank Schwindel slashed .326/.371/.591 and finished with an OPS of .962.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 465 .226 63 25 66 .323 .757
Jonathan Villar 454 .249 63 18 42 .322 .738
Willson Contreras 413 .237 61 21 57 .340 .778
Yan Gomes 349 .252 49 14 52 .301 .722
Patrick Wisdom 338 .231 54 28 61 .305 .823
Jason Heyward 323 .214 35 8 30 .280 .627
Rafael Ortega 296 .291 44 11 33 .360 .823
Frank Schwindel 242 .326 44 14 43 .371 .962
Nick Madrigal 200 .305 30 2 21 .349 .774
Clint Frazier 183 .186 20 5 15 .317 .634

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