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Milwaukee Brewers Face the Chicago Cubs Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Milwaukee Brewers

vs

Chicago Cubs
Friday, May 16, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Jeff Samardzija and his 0-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Milwaukee Brewers send Kyle Lohse (4-1) to the hill.

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Computer Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.8 victory for the Brewers. 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 13-26 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 26-15 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 18-rated Milwaukee Brewers in this matchup.

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How Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Milwaukee Brewers offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.98 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.13 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.59 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.41 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 4-3 winner at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Milwaukee at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Brewers enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Thursday, with Yovani Gallardo throwing 6 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Miller Park.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -189 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 5-3 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Jason Hammel wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Milwaukee

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