The Chicago Cubs (42-36) are on one of their longest and most challenging road trips of the season and they are 1-3 on it thus far, totaling just nine runs. The trip continues Monday night with a visit to the NL Central rival Milwaukee Brewers (45-33). They are the top two teams in the division, although going in different directions as Milwaukee is on a five-game winning streak to take a three-game division lead. It's an 8:10 p.m. ET first pitch from American Family Field.
Milwaukee's winning streak is the longest active in the major leagues and the team is looking to go a season-high 13 games over .500. The latest MLB odds for Monday from William Hill Sportsbook list Milwaukee at -140 (risk $140 to win $100) on the money line against Chicago in the latest Cubs vs. Brewers odds. Other MLB lines of note include the Los Angeles Angels at +147 against the New York Yankees; the Detroit Tigers at +147 vs. the Cleveland Indians; and the St. Louis Cardinals priced -160 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Before making any MLB picks or predictions on those games or others, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money line and run line picks. It's off to a sizzling start in 2021, going 100-74 on top-rated MLB money line picks through 13 weeks, returning well over $1,200. Anyone following it has seen huge rewards.
Now, the model has crunched the numbers for Monday's MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Parlaying these four MLB picks will pay almost 14-1. Head to SportsLine now to see the picks.
Top MLB picks for Monday, June 28
The model simulated every game on Monday's schedule 10,000 times and landed on Milwaukee (-140) beating Chicago (+130) at 8:10 p.m. ET. National League Cy Young candidate, Freddy Peralta (7-2, 2.11 ERA), takes the mound and the Brewers are 10-4 in his 14 starts, with opponents hitting a scant .134 off Peralta this season. The right-hander has a 1.29 ERA in his last eight starts and 1.80 ERA in three 2021 starts vs. Chicago, who may be without Anthony Rizzo (back) who is questionable. The Brewers are 10-2 in their last 12 games as home favorites.
The Cubs enter Monday's game losers of three straight and have just a 4-9 record over their last 13 games. The team has struggled to put runs on the board during this stretch as Chicago has scored four or fewer runs in 12 of its last 13 contests. That's a bad recipe against a Brewers squad that's averaging 5.6 runs per game during their five-game winning streak. The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound but he's been battered by Milwaukee and has allowed a .306 batting average versus current Brewers players.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including two on surprising underdogs. You can see its best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Monday for almost a 14-1 return? And which surprising underdogs do you need to be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Monday's MLB picks, all from the projection model thats off to a fast start in 2021, and find out.