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Cubs are Massive Favorites Today as They Host Brewers

Heading into their matchup with the division-leading Cubs, the Brewers have lost three games in a row while their opponents, who sit 24 games ahead of Milwaukee in the standings, have won their last three.  

SHARK BITES
  • The Brewers are 6-2 in their last 8 games after consecutive losses.
  • The Cubs are 11-2 in their last 13 games at home.
  • The Brewers are 4-20 in their last 24 games against the Cubs.

Zach Davies will handle the starting duties for the Brewers this afternoon as his team is faced with the task of facing Jake Arrieta. Davies has been decent in his first full year in the league posting a 9-5 record with a 3.80 era. He has owned the Cubs the first couple times he has seen them, limiting their current lineup to a .132 batting average.

Arrieta has thrust himself up the NL Cy Young ladder with three strong starts in a row and now owns a 14-5 record to go along with his 2.55 ERA. In his lone start against the Brew Crew this season, the reigning Cy Young winner allowed just three hits and one run in a 7-2 Cubs win.

The Cubs are huge favorites tonight so there is definitely some value in the Brewers tonight as they’ve been strong after consecutive losses.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (76-43) will face the 52-67 Brewers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 14-ranked Milwaukee Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Milwaukee Brewers rank No. 27 at 8.11 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 16 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 5.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee suffered a 6-1 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as J Nelson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
  • Chi Cubs are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Seattle, Friday, August 19th
Chicago at Colorado, Friday, August 19th

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