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Chicago Cubs

Milwaukee Brewers
63-88 September 18, 2013, 08:10 PM | Miller Park 67-83



MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Chicago battle on Wednesday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chris Rusin, with a record of 2-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Brewers trot Tyler Thornburg to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.

View Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds and Stats.

Milwaukee was a -129 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Cubs taking on the No. 18-rated Brewers in this contest.

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Chicago was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 4-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Marco Estrada at Miller Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's No. 19-ranked scoring average of 3.95 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.56 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.06 per nine innings).

Milwaukee owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 3.95 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 17-rated defense.

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


Next up:
Chicago at Milwaukee, Thursday, September 19th