Chicago Cubs Starter Edwin Jackson Out to Silence Milwaukee Brewers Bats in MLB Contest

Milwaukee Brewers

vs

Chicago Cubs
Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will look to improve on a 52-67 record when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Edwin Jackson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-12 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Michael Fiers, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

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Computer Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.7 win for the Brewers. A 4.3-3.7 result in favor of the Brewers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 52-67 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 66-55 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 10 (Milwaukee Brewers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 23-rated offense, averaging 3.86 runs per game, against a Milwaukee Brewers defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.02 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.24 hits per game so far, less than Milwaukee Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.62 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the No. 17-rated road mark, allowing 4.19 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Brewers were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 4-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Tsuyoshi wada at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 18 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Los Angeles, Friday, August 15th
Chicago at New York, Friday, August 15th

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