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Milwaukee Brewers host Chicago Cubs in baseball action

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Sep 19, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday in MLB betting action at Miller Park.

It's a pitching duel between Kyle Lohse for the Brewers (10-9 on the year) and Jake Arrieta for Chicago (3-4 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Brewers in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -151 at $TOPBET-LINK$ for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at $JUSTBET-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Brewers at No. 12 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 7-0 loser on the road against the Brewers. 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 Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Milwaukee staff and losing 7-0 to the Brewers on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Atlanta, Friday, September 20
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Friday, September 20

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