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Brewers In a Terrible Spot Against Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers will have many difficult hills to climb if they want to beat the Chicago Cubs Thursday. First, the Brewers have lost 13 of the past 14 meetings with the Cubbies, including the past four. Second, they will be facing arguably the best pitcher on the planet in Jake Arrieta.

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs are 6-2 SU in their past eight games against teams with winning records.
  • The Brewers are 2-8 SU in their past 10 games within the NL Central.
  • Ryan Braun is 14-for-26 with 10 RBIs during a eight game hitting streak.

Arrieta will be looking for an electric encore after the rightie threw his second career no-hitter in his last outing. In Arrieta’s past 24 regular season starts he is 20-1 with a 0.86 ERA while leading to Cubs to a 22-2 record. The early Cy Young favorite has also not allowed a run in his past 18 innings against the Brewers.

The Brew Crew will send struggling Taylor Jungmann to try and slow down the Cubs big hitters. Jungmann has a huge 8.47 ERA through his first four starts with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11/10.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (14-5) will face the 8-12 Brewers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 1 and the Milwaukee Brewers sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Milwaukee Brewers are rated No. 29 in the same category at 7.25 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee suffered a 4-3 loss against Chicago on Tuesday, as J Nelson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Milwaukee

Next Betting Matchups

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Chicago home to Atlanta, Friday, April 29th