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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers meet at Miller Park.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jake Arrieta in this game. Arrieta has a 3-4 record and a 5.49 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Brewers will be Kyle Lohse. The righthander has a 3.46 ERA to go along with a 10-9 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 5 straight games.
Milwaukee has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 63-89 SU
Milwaukee: 68-83 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's 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