Brewers vs. Cubs MLB Odds, Preview and Prediction – August 19, 2022

By Hank Blaine

NL Central rivals Milwaukee and Chicago step onto Wrigley Field’s diamond on Friday in a baseball game that the Brewers can’t afford to lose. Heading into Milwaukee’s August 17 game versus the L.A. Dodgers, the Brew Crew is 2 games behind St. Louis for the division lead. The Cubs are 16 games behind the Cardinals. But although they have no shot of winning the Central, the North Siders would love to play spoiler. See below for more info, including starting pitcher stats, for Brewers versus Cubs on August 19.

Nitrobetting checks out the game in this preview. Get a complete look at the game information, team and player statistics, and the latest MLB betting odds. We also deliver timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks.

Brewers vs. Cubs Game Information

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  • When: Friday, August 19, 2022, 2:10 PM ET
  • Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin, Marquee Sports Network, MLBN (out-of-market only)
  • Radio: WTMJ 620 (Brewers) // WRTO 1200 (Cubs)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • MLB Odds: Brewers (-143) // Cubs (+1224)

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Why bet on the Milwaukee Brewers?

Milwaukee had lost 2 straight, but on August 16, the Brew Crew picked it up when grabbing an extra innings victory versus the best team in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers took a 4-3 lead in the top of the eleventh. Milwaukee scored 2 runs in the bottom of the eleventh. It was the type of victory that can start an MLB winning streak.

Why bet on the Chicago Cubs?

As of August 16, the Cubs have played great baseball. Chicago has won 4 of their last 6 games. The wins occurred versus two terrible teams, the Nationals and Reds, but wins are wins. Also, starter Keegan Thompson has dominated the Brewers in limited action versus Milwaukee, holding the Brew Crew to a single hit in 16 at-bats.

Brewers vs. Cubs Betting Trends

  • Dodgers are 14-2 SU in the last 16 games.
  • Dodgers are 6-1 SU in the last 7 games against Milwaukee.
  • The total went under in 8 of LA Dodgers’ last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.
  • Brewers are 5-10 SU in the last 15 games.
  • Brewers are 2-4 SU in the last 6 games played in August.
  • The total went under in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games.

Brewers vs. Cubs Betting Prediction

This is a difficult game to predict. Based on recent head-to-head contests, the Cubs should win. Chicago is 7-6 in the previous 13 matches this year. But the weekend’s 3-game series is the first in the second half of the season. Milwaukee is in the middle of a dogfight with the Cardinals for the division title while Chicago is just playing ball.

The Brewers have more at stake. So they could step it up. However, starter Aaron Ashby was in terrible form in July. He didn’t start out August well either when allowing 4 earned runs in less than 5 innings versus the Reds in a loss.

Ashby picked it up against the Cardinals in his second start in August, though. He held the Redbirds to a couple of earned runs off 3 hits in 6 innings. If Ashby’s form has turned positive, the Brewers score the victory. Go with the road squad.

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