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Chicago Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers with Odds and Betting Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers host Chicago on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 40-53 mark against the 57-37 Cubs in MLB betting odds action at Miller Park.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Jason Hammel to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-5. Getting the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers is Jimmy Nelson, who owns a 6-7 record on the season with a 3.32 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Milwaukee Brewers in this matchup found them as 158 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.1-2.9 win for the Cubs on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers bring a 40-53 record to the battle against the 57-37 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Milwaukee Brewers rated this week at No. 24 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.05 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.64 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.02 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago rolled to a 6-2 win against New York on Wednesday, as K Hendricks and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 13 times by F Liriano in their last outing, a 5-3 setback against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Milwaukee is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

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Chicago at Milwaukee, Saturday, July 23rd