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Cahill Making First Start Since 2014

The Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball on paper, but they aren’t perfect. Cubs manager Joe Maddon has raised concerns over the back end of his bullpen even with the inclusion of former New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. The Cubbies are set to take on the lowly Milwaukee Brewers today.

Shark Bites
  • The Brewers are 4-17 SU in their last 21 games against the Cubs.
  • The Cubs are 6-0 SU and ATS in their last six games against teams with losing records.
  • The Brewers are 1-4 SU in their last five games after a win.

Matt Garza and Trevor Cahill are the probable starters. Garza (4-4, 4.83 ERA) has allowed five earned runs and 14 hits during a three-start winning streak and is 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA versus Chicago in his career.

Cahill (1-3, 3.07) will return from a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa and make his first start since September 2014 while with Arizona. The 28-year-old has made 33 appearances out of the bullpen this year.

The UNDER is hot when these clubs collide. In the last six meetings between the Brewers and Cubs, the UNDER is 5-1.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 73-43 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 52-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 16 ranking for hits at 8.66 per game. By contrast, the Milwaukee Brewers are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.21 per game.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.98 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.87 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee rolled to a 7-3 win against Cincinnati on Sunday, as W Peralta and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 6-4 on Sunday behind a start from M Leake at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs's last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Chicago, Wednesday, August 17th