Edwin Jackson vs Kyle Lohse matchup featured in MLB action
Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Brewers bats in baseball action at Miller Park.
For the Brewers, Kyle Lohse gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Edwin Jackson, 3-9 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Brewers as -151 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
This game matches up the No. 11 (Brewers) and the No. 7 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
The Cubs were a 14-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 14-6 victory over Houston on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Jeff Samardzija.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 7-4 loser at home against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Atlanta on Sunday at Miller Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Wednesday, June 26