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July 29, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

43-61TEAM RECORD48-55

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Milwaukee battle on Monday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kyle Lohse, 7-7 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Milwaukee before the first pitch in this match found them as +-125-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 999 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Cubs) and the No. 14 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Rockies on July 28. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Jhoulys Chacin at Coors Field.

The Cubs were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 2-1 final on Sunday in support of Travis Wood at AT&T Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, July 30

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