MLB | Milwaukee 7 @ Chi. Cubs 8 | 08/19 | 6:20 PM UTC
Chi. Cubs +1.5 -135
ANALYSIS: I worry slightly about the Cubs playing in their third city in three days (at least didn't have to fly between stops 1-2), but I think a possible letdown is coming for the Brewers after just splitting four at home against the juggernaut Dodgers. And frankly the Cubs have the better starting pitcher today in Keegan Thompson (6-2, 2.40 ERA at home) over Aaron Ashby (1-7, 4.55 ERA on road). Thompson hasn't allowed a run in six career innings vs. the Brew Crew. The Cubbies also really enjoy beating the Brewers, so I don't think they will be flat. Milwaukee is 1-6 in its past seven on the road. FYI: Chicago last defeated three teams in three ballparks in a three-day stretch June 11-13, 1947. I don't care if the Cubs win today -- very well could -- as will take the RL at -135.