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Updated MLB Weather Forecast for Brewers vs. Cubs: Double-Digit Chicago Winds Will Impact Thursday’s Game at Wrigley

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  • Weather has already affected a handful of Thursday's MLB Opening Day games, and Brewers vs. Cubs will certainly be impacted as well.
  • Double-digit breezes are expected throughout today's game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, but the key question surrounds the direction of these winds.
  • Continue reading to learn how strong wind will affect Thursday's Brewers vs. Cubs MLB Opening Day matchup at Wrigley Field.

Brewers vs. Cubs Odds

Brewers Odds -192
Cubs Odds +160
Over/Under 10
Date Thursday, April 7
Time 2:20 p.m. ET
Channel MLB Network

*Odds as of Thursday morning

What do you know? The first game of the 2022 MLB season is an afternoon matchup at Wrigley Field, and as is often the case with day games on the North Side of Chicago, weather will be an issue.

Weather has already had a big impact on Thursday’s MLB Opening Day schedule, forcing postponements for Red Sox vs. Yankees and Mariners vs. Twins.

When it comes to Cubs vs. Brewers, a delay or postponement doesn’t appear to be something that MLB fans and bettors need to worry about.

However, extremely windy conditions are expected at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday afternoon.

So if you’re considering a bet on today’s Opening Day matinee, let’s first take a detailed look at the Cubs vs. Brewers weather forecast below.

Cubs vs. Brewers Weather Forecast

According to Sports Insights’ weather data, steady 15-16 mph winds are expected at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon.

More importantly, those breezes will blow straight out to center field, providing a huge advantage for Cubs and Brewers batters.

Clearly, winds this strong can turn long fly-ball outs into home runs and increase the expected scoring.

So how can MLB bettors take advantage? The most obvious way to ride today’s Wrigley Field wind with some Brewers vs. Cubs over action.

But if you’re in a state with legal sports betting, the best way is to check out BetMGM’s MLB Opening Day promotion, which pays $200 if ANY team hits a home run today.

And as the latest Wrigley Field weather forecast suggests, that home run could very well come from Thursday’s Brewers vs. Cubs matinee.

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