2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 29, 2008
Chicago at Milwaukee
Tuesday 07/29 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Milwaukee -1.5 runs +171 (runline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
The Brewers and the Cubs square off in game 2 in Milwaukee tonight. The Brewers have put some heat on the Cubs as they are just two games back. The Brew Crew got there with the help of a 37-19 run in their last 56 games. The Cubs meanwhile, have settled back to just 17-19 in their last 36 games. A healthy Ben Sheets has allowed two runs or less in nine of his last 12 starts. Carlos Zambrano has also pitched well, but of the Cubs three losses in his home starts, two came at the hands of the Brewers, and he has only led the Cubs to a 5-4 road mark. The Cubs are just 7-13 in their last 20 on the road and 8-14 on the season when taking to the road against winning teams. Overall the Cubs have a 4-5 mark against winning teams with Zambrano on the hill, and just 1-3 on the road with Zambrano carrying a hefty 5.68 ERA in those games. The Brewers win this one comfortably, so we will opt for the runline value here.