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Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Chicago battle on Thursday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Matt Garza, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Brewers trot Wily Peralta to the mound in this one. He is 5-8 so far in 2013.
The Cubs were listed as +-115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Brewers - Cubs odds would favor the Cubs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 7 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
The Cubs were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Wednesday, with Scott Feldman throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Miller Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 5-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 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 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Seattle, Friday, June 28
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Friday, June 28