Moneyline favors Cubs in battle with Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Milwaukee on Saturday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The match puts starter Johnny Hellweg for the Brewers on the hill facing Jake Arrieta for the Cubs. Hellweg brings a 0-3 mark to the game, while Arrieta is 3-3 to date on the season.
The visitors were +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 999 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 13-rated Brewers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.
Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.
Milwaukee was an 8-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as -119 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Brewers endured an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Friday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 5 innings of 11-hit ball at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
Milwaukee is 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 8-16 SU in their last 24 games
Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 8