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Cubs Crushing It In Series Openers

The Chicago Cubs open a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday, something that should make Cubbies fans excited. The Cubs have gone 10-3 SU in their past 13 series-opening games, including winning each of their past three while averaging 6.0 runs per game.

SHARK BITES
  • Ryan Braun is 7-for-24 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs in his career vs Jake Arrieta.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Cubs’ last 6 games against the Brewers
  • The Brewers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against right-handed starting pitchers.

Jake Arrieta will make this start after leaving his most recent outing following a strained hamstring. The former Cy Young winner pitched a bullpen session on Tuesday and pronounced himself good to go for this one after missing more than two weeks. Arrieta could not ask for a better team to return against, as he has allowed just three earned runs in 13.0 innings against the Brewers this season.

The Brewers chose to give Zach Davies an extra day of rest entering this start. The 24-year-old dominated the Cubs in his most recent outing against the club, allowing just one earned run and needing only 89 pitches to get through 7.0 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 124 for the Milwaukee Brewers in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 4.5-3.9. 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 bring a 81-71 record to the battle against the 84-67 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Milwaukee Brewers and the No. 7-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Milwaukee owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.41 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 16 in the same category at 8.67 per game.

Chicago brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers' No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs endured an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Rays on Wednesday, with Jon Lester throwing 4.1 innings of 8-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

The Brewers endured a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Aaron Wilkerson throwing 2.1 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Friday, September 22

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