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Chicago Cubs Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Milwaukee Brewers

Chicago Cubs

vs

Milwaukee Brewers
Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade Miller Park on Saturday.

Travis Wood gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on this Saturday; he's 1-2 on the season. The Milwaukee Brewers, meanwhile, will counter with Marco Estrada, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Milwaukee Brewers as -156 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-3.2 result in favor of the Brewers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers sport a record of 17-6 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 7-15 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 4 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 28 heading into this contest.

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How Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Milwaukee Brewers No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.17 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.68 runs per game. The Brewers have averaged 9.13 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 at home, scoring 2.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -176 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Friday, with Carlos Villanueva throwing 5 innings of 11-hit ball at Miller Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Sunday, April 27th