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Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Cubs get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Chicago hands the ball to starter Scott Baker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Yovani Gallardo, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cubs as +106 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 12 and the Brewers sitting at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Brewers rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee rolled to a 5-3 win against Chicago on Saturday, as Johnny Hellweg and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 17-6 SU in their last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games
Chi Cubs are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 10
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Monday, September 9