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Brewers face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 19, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Milwaukee battle on Monday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Cubs will rely on Casey Coleman to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Narveson will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Casey Coleman is 2-8 this season, and Chris Narveson is 10-7.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as +140 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -169 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Zack Greinke fanned 10 Cincinnati batters in the team's last outing, leading the Brewers to an 8-1 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 loser at home against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 3-2 on Sunday behind a start from Brett Myers at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, September 20