Brewers Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 30, 2022

Written By Staff on May 29, 2022

The Milwaukee Brewers (30-18) visit the Chicago Cubs (19-27) in NL Central action on Monday at 1:05 PM ET. Ethan Small starts for Milwaukee (-128 to win) while Chicago (+108) will counter with Matt Swarmer.

The betting facts in the following article reference odds valid as of May 30, 2022 at 11:24 AM 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:

Small (MIL) Pitcher Swarmer (CHC)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
0 IP 0
0.00 ERA 0.00
0.000 WHIP 0.000
0 K/9 0
0 BB/9 0

Brewers Probable Starter Ethan Small

  • Small will make his first start of the season for the Brewers.
  • The lefty will make his MLB debut at 25 years old.
  • The Cubs have MLB’s 12th-ranked scoring offense (201 total runs) and have put up a .233 batting average as a team while hitting 44 home runs (18th in the league) this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 30, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Probable Starter Matt Swarmer

  • The Cubs will send out Swarmer for his first start of the season.
  • This will be the first MLB start for the 28-year-old right-hander.
  • The Brewers rank 13th in MLB with a .237 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fourth in the league (.410) and 64 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 30, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have gone 26-14 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 65% of those games).
  • Milwaukee has gone 25-10 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -128 or shorter (71.4%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Brewers’ implied win probability is 56.1%.
  • Milwaukee has combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times this season for a 21-25-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Brewers have covered 45.8% of their games this season, going 22-26-0 ATS.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 31 times this season and won 13, or 41.9%, of those games.
  • This season, Chicago has won 11 of its 25 games, or 44%, when they’re the underdog by at least +108 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 48.1% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 21 of 46 chances this season.
  • The Cubs have an ATS record of 25-21-0 in 46 games with a spread this season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Rowdy Tellez leads the Brewers with 38 hits, while batting .247 with 11 doubles, 10 home runs and 13 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Tellez ranks 82nd in batting average, 95th in on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging.
  • Christian Yelich leads his team with a .327 OBP, and has a club-leading .383 slugging percentage. He has nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 23 walks while hitting .234.
  • Yelich currently ranks 112th in batting average, 73rd in on base percentage, and 107th in slugging among qualifying batters.
  • Kolten Wong is hitting .222 with six doubles, three triples, three home runs and 18 walks.
  • Tyrone Taylor has seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and six walks while hitting .250.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 175 .234 29 5 21 .327 .710
Kolten Wong 158 .222 21 3 13 .304 .658
Rowdy Tellez 154 .247 20 10 34 .314 .827
Andrew McCutchen 142 .232 16 3 17 .284 .622
Tyrone Taylor 116 .250 10 4 19 .296 .727
Lorenzo Cain 111 .198 15 1 7 .262 .523
Jace Peterson 99 .212 19 4 12 .304 .678
Omar Narváez 98 .276 10 2 9 .372 .801
Luis Urías 88 .261 15 4 8 .353 .762
Michael Brosseau 57 .281 5 3 9 .359 .815

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .784, fueled by an OBP of .369 and a team-best slugging percentage of .415 this season.
  • Happ ranks 61st in batting average, 25th in on-base percentage and 72nd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
  • Willson Contreras has 34 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .377.
  • Contreras’ batting average ranks 65th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 17th, and he is 34th in slugging.
  • Seiya Suzuki has collected 34 base hits, an OBP of .344 and a slugging percentage of .432 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 33 hits, which leads Chicago hitters this season, while batting .220 with 19 extra-base hits.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 162 .235 15 6 23 .271 .666
Patrick Wisdom 150 .220 27 10 25 .289 .769
Ian Happ 147 .259 25 5 25 .369 .784
Seiya Suzuki 139 .245 20 4 21 .344 .776
Willson Contreras 133 .256 26 6 15 .377 .843
Jonathan Villar 113 .239 13 2 12 .279 .615
Rafael Ortega 111 .225 13 1 6 .333 .639
Nico Hoerner 109 .284 9 3 13 .310 .732
Alfonso Rivas 79 .215 9 2 13 .330 .672
Christopher Morel 41 .293 8 2 5 .396 .884

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