Cubs vs Brewers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (2-1) host the Milwaukee Brewers (1-2) in NL Central action on Monday at 7:40 PM ET. The Cubs are moneyline favorites () against the underdog Brewers (). Chicago has Trevor Williams starting, and Milwaukee counters Brett Anderson.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cubs vs Brewers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

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

Williams (CHC) Pitcher Anderson (MIL)
2 – 8 W/L 4 – 4
55.1 IP 47.0
6.18 ERA 4.21
1.570 WHIP 1.280
8.0 K/9 6.1
3.4 BB/9 1.9

Cubs Probable Starter Trevor Williams

  • Williams will start for the Cubs, his first of the season.
  • The 28-year-old right-hander started and threw 5 2/3 innings when he last appeared on Wednesday, Sept. 23 against the Cubs.
  • Williams and his team had a 1-1 record in the two games he pitched when they were favored on the moneyline a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Williams

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kolten Wong 18 .389 7 1 2 .421 .977
Orlando Arcia 16 .312 5 1 1 .353 .978
Christian Yelich 14 .143 2 0 0 .200 .343
Travis Shaw 11 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Keston Hiura 7 .571 4 3 4 .625 2.625
Lorenzo Cain 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Luis Urías 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Manny Piña 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Omar Narváez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Daniel Robertson 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000

Brewers Probable Starter Brett Anderson

  • Anderson has been named the starter for the Brewers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 33-year-old lefty last pitched Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Cardinals, tossing two innings as the starter.
  • Anderson appeared in six games last season as the moneyline underdog and his team finished with a record of 4-2 in those contests.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Duffy 12 .250 3 0 0 .250 .500
Anthony Rizzo 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Jason Heyward 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
David Bote 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Eric Sogard 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
Jake Marisnick 5 .800 4 1 2 .800 2.600
Javier Báez 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .400
Kris Bryant 3 .667 2 1 2 .667 2.334
Ian Happ 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000
Willson Contreras 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Cubs Betting Trends

  • Last season the Cubs scored the 20th-most runs in baseball (265 total, 4.4 per game).
  • The Cubs won 60% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (24-16).
  • Chicago finished 21-14 last year (winning 60% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -118 or shorter.
  • In the 58 games bookmakers set an over/under for Chicago, it combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times (28-28-2).

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers won 10, or 47.6%, of the 21 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Milwaukee had a record of 9-8 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +102 on the moneyline.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents went over the total last season in 24 of their 58 opportunities.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ had 12 home runs and 28 runs batted in last season.
  • Happ did not rank among the top hitters in baseball among the qualified batters in baseball.
  • Willson Contreras had 10 doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks while hitting .249.
  • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Contreras’ batting stats did not rank among the top hitters in baseball.

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

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. finished last season with seven home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .283.
  • Bradley ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Orlando Arcia hit .260 with an OBP of .317 and a slugging percentage of .416.
  • Among qualified hitters, Arcia was not in the top 10 in hits and RBI in the league.

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

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