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Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Shaun Marcum gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Volstad brings a 0-4 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Brewers bats.
The visitors opened as +-180 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Brewers at No. 15 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).
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. 11 mark in runs allowed.
The Cubs were an 8-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Brewers on Friday as Milwaukee edged them 8-7 at Miller Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Sunday, May 13