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Brewers face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
July 31, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

46-61TEAM RECORD48-58

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Edwin Jackson will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 6-11 record into the contest. Wily Peralta gets the ball for Milwaukee; he's 7-10 so far this season.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Brewers listed as underdogs of +-127 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 9 and the Brewers sitting at No. 14.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 13-rated defense.

The Brewers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Tyler Thornburg.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Washington, Friday, August 2
Chi Cubs home to LA Dodgers, Thursday, August 1