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Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Preview

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Aug 28, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

57-76TEAM RECORD80-54

Milwaukee will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Miller Park.

Zack Greinke will take the mound for Milwaukee, and he'll carry a 12-5 record into the contest. Casey Coleman gets the ball for Chicago; he's 2-6 so far this season.

View Chi Cubs vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Brewers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -265 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Cubs average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 6-4 on Saturday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Monday, August 29
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Tuesday, August 30

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