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Milwaukee Brewers take on Cubs in baseball test

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
April 8, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Milwaukee pays a visit to Chicago on Monday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

The match puts starter Marco Estrada for the Brewers on the hill facing Edwin Jackson for the Cubs. Estrada brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Jackson is 0-1 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -128 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 10-rated Cubs and the league No. 2-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Brewers rank No. 4 in the National League at 9.8 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were an 8-7 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +100 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee lost in extra innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday as Arizona edged them 8-7 at Miller Park.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Braves on April 7. Bettors who backed the Braves at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jeff Samardzija fanned 13 batters in a 5-1 loss against Atlanta in the team's last game, played on Sunday at Turner Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chi Cubs' last 24 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 9