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Cubs Crushing Lefties This Season

The Chicago Cubs have been taking it to southpaw pitchers this season. The Cubbies are slashing a collective .260/.363/.459 against lefties and have won each of their past nine games facing a left-handed starter. Will the Cubs continue this trend when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers and starting pitcher Brent Suter on Friday?

Shark Bites
  • Brent Suter has allowed 7 hits and 4 runs in 1.1 innings of relief work against the Cubs this season.
  • The total has gone OVER in the last 8 games between the Cubs and Brewers.
  • The Brewers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when opening a series.

Suter makes his fifth straight start for the Brew Crew since joining the rotation in place of an injured Chase Anderson. Suter has been a revelation during his most recent run as a starter with a 1.96 ERA in four outings while throwing 70 percent of his pitches for strikes.

Jose Quintana has looked as good as advertised since the Cubs acquired him roughly two weeks ago. In two starts for the Cubbies, Quintana has allowed just three runs while striking out 19 batters compared to just two walks. The lefty has been a key cog to the Cubs rotation turnaround since the all-star break, as Chicago starters have a stellar 2.50 ERA in the past 12 games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Cubs were listed as -145 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 0.2- win for the Brewers 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 sport a record of 54-50 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 54-47 on the season. 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. 9 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 25 at 8.33 hits per game. That compares with the Milwaukee Brewers No. 18 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.17 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 5.02 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox 6-3 on Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Milwaukee was routed on Thursday at Nationals Park, having a 15-2 loss put on them by the Washington Nationals in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 12 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Saturday, July 29