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Chicago Cubs home to Brewers in baseball betting action

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
Aug 30, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

62-67TEAM RECORD49-80

Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Thursday as host Chicago battles the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Brooks Raley for the Cubs (1-2 on the year) and Shaun Marcum for Milwaukee (5-4 so far).

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cubs as +125 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 999 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 10-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. 15-rated offensive output, at 7.9 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Cubs on August 29. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 3-1 final on Wednesday in support of Michael Fiers at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Friday, August 31
Chi Cubs home to San Francisco, Friday, August 31