Brewers open as moneyline underdog vs Cubs
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The visiting Brewers hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs will turn to Scott Feldman and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Brewers send Kyle Lohse (0-0) to the hill.
The Brewers were listed as -105 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Cubs) and the No. 2 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 2.9 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 6.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 6.5 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (10 hits per game).
Milwaukee brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 5-ranked defense.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -106 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
Milwaukee is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 16 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Friday, April 12
Chi Cubs home to San Francisco, Thursday, April 11