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Baseball odds preview - Milwaukee vs. Chicago

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
April 12, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD1-5

The Cubs get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Matt Garza in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Zack Greinke, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Brewers listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Brewers, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.2 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 9 in the same category at 7.7 per game.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 14-rated defense.

Milwaukee was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -118 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 2-1 final on Wednesday in support of Yovani Gallardo at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Friday, April 13
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Friday, April 13

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