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Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Preview & Picks – Imanaga To Lead Cubs To MLB Win

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29 May 2024
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Leigh Copson 29 May 2024
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  • Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers picks for Wednesday, May 29
  • MLB matchup is taking place at American Family Field
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
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    Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Preview & Picks
  • Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Chicago Cubs Form
  • Milwaukee Brewers Form

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Preview & Picks

Chicago are tipped to win in Milwaukee for the second night in a row.

The Cubs are sending Shota Imanaga to the mound and he has been in outstanding form this season.

  • Chicago Cubs are 3-1 in the last 4 meetings with Milwaukee
  • Chicago pitcher Shota Imanaga is 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA this season
  • Chicago starter Shota Imanaga has a 0.38 ERA in 23.2 road innings
  • The Under has cashed in 7 of Shota Imanaga's last 9 appearances

Head To Head

  • Chicago Cubs lead the regular season series 3-2
  • Chicago Cubs won 6-3 when the two teams last met on May 28

Chicago Cubs Form

Chicago entered this series on a rough run of form that had seen them lose nine of their previous 12 games.

The Cubs’ poor sequence started in Atlanta as they suffered back-to-back defeats to the Braves, losing 2-0 and 7-0.

They avoided being swept by taking the final meeting 7-1, only to then lose 5-4 and 9-3 at home to Pittsburgh before winning the third game, 1-0.

Again Chicago failed to back up a win as they lost the final matchup in that series 3-2, and they then failed to build on a series-opening 4-3 win over Atlanta.

The Cubs lost the next two meetings 9-2 and 3-0, before dropping both of their games in St Louis, 7-6 and 4-3.

Milwaukee Brewers Form

Milwaukee entered this series on an inconsistent run of form, having gone 6-7 in their last 13 games.

The Brewers failed to complete a sweep of St Louis, losing the final meeting 4-3, and then dropped the series-opener against Pittsburgh 8-6.

They rebounded to win the next two meetings, 4-3 and 10-2, before heading to Houston where they sandwiched a 4-2 victory with 5-4 and 9-4 defeats.

Milwaukee them moved on to Miami and suffered a similar fate, losing 4-2 and 1-0 either side of a 7-5 defeat to the Marlins.

The Brewers made a much better start to their series in Boston though, winning 7-2 and 6-3, but they missed out on a series sweep as they lost the final game against the Red Sox, 5-1.

Verdict

Shota Imanaga has been in devastating form for Chicago this season, so we are riding with the Cubs in this one.

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