- The Brewers are -250 home favorites over the Cubs on Wednesday
- Adrian Sampson (0-0, 3.38) will pitch for Chicago against Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.36)
- A look at the Cubs vs Brewers odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
The Chicago Cubs and host Milwaukee Brewers play the rubber game of their three-game series at 2:10 pm ET Wednesday at American Family Field.
The Cubs (33-48, 16-21 road) won for the fifth time in seven games Tuesday night with an 8-3 victory. The Brewers (47-36, 20-16 home) had won their previous two games.
Cubs vs Brewers Odds
|Chicago Cubs||+210||+1.5 (-109)||Over 8 (-104)|
|Milwaukee Brewers||-250||-1.5 (-114)||Under 8 (-115)|
Odds as of July 5th at Barstool Sportsbook.
The Brewers are -250 favorites, giving them an expected win probability of 71.43%. Milwaukee’s World Series odds are +17000 while the Cubs are extreme longshot at +100000.
Though it is expected to be a most cloudy afternoon, the American Family Field roof should be open. The high temperature is forecast for 72 degrees with northeast wind at 10 mph.
Chicago vs Milwaukee Probable Pitchers
Adrian Sampson (0-0, 3.38) is scheduled to start for the Cubs against Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.36), who is +600 in the National League Cy Young odds after winning the award last year. Both will be pitching on four days of rest.
Sampson vs Burnes
Sampson will be making his third start and fifth appearance of the season for the Cubs. He had a no-decision last Friday against the Boston Red Sox, allowing five runs (four earned) and eight hits in 5.1 innings in Chicago with four strikeouts and one walk.
Each of Sampson’s three career appearances against the Brewers have been in relief and he is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA. All three games have been at American Family Field.
Adrian Sampson, Dirty 85mph Slider. 😨 pic.twitter.com/IvH3gfb5MY
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 25, 2022
Sampson’s lone road start this season resulted in a no-decision when he was touched for two runs in five innings by the Cardinals in St. Louis. In the day, he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA in two games (one start).
Burnes has won four straight starts and compiled a 2.03 ERA in that span.
The latest victory came last Friday over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Burnes gave up only one run and one hit in six innings, though he issued four walks while striking out five.
Burnes has a 2-2 lifetime record against the Cubs and a 3.60 ERA in 13 games (seven starts).
Nobody gets more excited about catching a popup.
Corbin Burnes was never seen again pic.twitter.com/hYZozpJA27
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 2, 2022
This season, Burnes is 3-3 with a 3.10 ERA in eight home starts. He has a 2-2 mark with a 3.16 ERA in six starts during the day.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Cubs Batters||Batting Average vs Corbin Burnes|
|Brewers Batters||Batting Average vs Adrian Sampson|
The Cubs’ Jason Heyward is 4 for 12 (.333) against Burnes with one double and one home run while Ian Happ is 5 for 16 (.313) with two doubles and one homer. Conversely, Contreras has just one hit in 13 at-bats for an .077 average.
Current Brewers hitters are a combined 5 for 25 (.200) versus Sampson.
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Cubs vs Brewers Betting Outlook
Rookie Seiya Suzuki hit a two-run homer to snap a 2-2 in the fifth inning and send the Cubs to victory.
4 hits and 4 RBI in two games for Seiya Suzuki since returning from the IL! pic.twitter.com/gC9BFwIYCG
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 6, 2022
Suzuki finished with two hits and three RBIs. Rafael Ortega added two hits and two RBIs for the Cubs and Patrick Wisdom and Yan Gomes had two hits each.
Chicago had 11 hits in all.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is questionable for Wednesday after sitting out the game with left hamstring tightness. He was injured Monday.
Rowdy Tellez put the Brewers ahead with a two-run home run in the first inning, but the Cubs scored the next eight runs.
Jace Peterson had two of Milwaukee’s five hits.
Another line in the record books.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 6, 2022
The season series is tied at 6-6 and the Brewers have won three of five games at home. Since the start of the 2019 season, The Brewers have gone 36-24 against the Cubs.
CHC vs MIL Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
|5/30/22 (2)||Cubs||Brewers||MIL, 3-1|
|5/30/22 (1)||Cubs||Brewers||MIL, 7-6|
Cubs vs Brewers Prediction
Burnes is rolling right now and it’s hard to bet against him, even at a high number.
Pick: Brewers ML (-250)
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