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Chicago Cubs take on Brewers in baseball test

Chicago CubsMilwaukee Brewers
April 20, 7:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds


A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Milwaukee on Saturday at Miller Park.

Michael Fiers gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Edwin Jackson brings a 0-2 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Brewers bats.

View Chi Cubs vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Brewers as -112 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Brewers, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 5-4 loss against Milwaukee on Friday, as Jeff Samardzija wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home
Milwaukee is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Sunday, April 21