Brewers vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 13, 2021

Written By Staff on April 13, 2021

The Milwaukee Brewers (6-4) and the Chicago Cubs (4-6) square off on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Brewers are favored () against the underdog Cubs (). Brandon Woodruff starts for Milwaukee while Chicago will counter with Kyle Hendricks.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 13, 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

Woodruff (MIL) Pitcher Hendricks (CHC)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
11.0 IP 9.0
2.45 ERA 3.00
0.820 WHIP 1.330
10.6 K/9 10.0
1.6 BB/9 4.0

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff (0-0) takes the mound first for the Brewers to make his third start this season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Wednesday against the Cubs, when he threw seven scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • The Brewers were favored on the moneyline for one Woodruff start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 13, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Woodruff

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kris Bryant 16 .125 2 0 2 .176 .364
Anthony Rizzo 15 .133 2 0 1 .278 .411
Jason Heyward 14 .143 2 0 0 .200 .343
Javier Báez 12 .083 1 0 0 .154 .237
Ian Happ 11 .273 3 1 3 .333 .878
Willson Contreras 8 .125 1 0 0 .417 .542
Joc Pederson 7 .571 4 2 2 .571 2.000
David Bote 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Eric Sogard 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Marisnick 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks will get the start for the Cubs, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw six scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Brewers.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 13, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Hendricks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 34 .235 8 1 3 .289 .642
Travis Shaw 30 .233 7 3 9 .273 .873
Lorenzo Cain 27 .185 5 0 1 .185 .370
Avisaíl García 19 .211 4 0 2 .211 .474
Manny Piña 13 .154 2 0 0 .214 .368
Keston Hiura 12 .167 2 0 0 .167 .334
Omar Narváez 11 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luis Urías 11 .091 1 0 0 .167 .258
Jace Peterson 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .422
Daniel Vogelbach 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers scored the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (247 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Brewers won 18 of the 37 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (48.6%).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -148 or shorter, Milwaukee had an 11-10 record (winning 52.4% of its games).
  • Milwaukee combined with opponents to go over the total 24 times last season for a 24-29-5 record against the over/under.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs were underdogs in 18 games last season and won nine (50%) of those contests.
  • Chicago had a record of 2-2 when they were set as an underdog of +125 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Chicago and its opponents hit the over in 28 of their 58 games with a total last season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .283 a season ago with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Bradley did not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs.
  • Christian Yelich hit .205 with seven doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Yelich did not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.

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 was not among league leaders in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras hit .249 with an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .413.
  • Among qualified hitters, Contreras ranked outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs 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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