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Baseball Matchup - Chicago Cubs Milwaukee Brewers Odds Preview

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
Sep 6, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

60-79TEAM RECORD59-80

The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Milwaukee Brewers invade Wrigley Field on Friday.

For the Cubs, Chris Rusin gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kyle Lohse, 9-8 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +108 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Cubs) and the No. 13 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Pirates on September 4. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Brewers enjoyed a 9-3 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Wily Peralta throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Miller Park.

Chicago was a 9-7 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 9-7 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Jeff Samardzija.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 7-16 SU in their last 23 games
Chi Cubs are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 6-19 SU in their last 25 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-16 SU in their last 21 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Saturday, September 7