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Milwaukee Brewers Home to the Chicago Cubs in MLB Betting Odds Action

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Miller Park on Thursday as the host Milwaukee Brewers battle the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting odds action.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Arrieta, 11-6 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers were listed as 118 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Brewers to win this game 5.1-3. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers sport a record of 44-58 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 53-47 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. 2 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Milwaukee Brewers No. 18-rated offense, averaging 3.95 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.85 in runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have averaged 8.48 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.03 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Milwaukee has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when J Lester struck out 14 batters in 3-2 victory on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Peavy in a losing cause, 5-0, against San Francisco on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Friday, July 31st

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