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OVERs Galore When Brewers, Cubs Clash

Though the two clubs seem to be trending in different directions, history says you should expect plenty of offense when the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs meet, as the OVER has hit in the past seven meetings between the squads. In those seven outings, the Brew Crew and Cubbies have averaged a combined 13.1 runs per game. The Brewers take a quick stop at Wrigley Field on Thursday to challenge the Cubs to make up for a rainout earlier in the season.

Shark Bites
  • Eric Thames is 9-for-21 with 4 doubles and 6 walks against the Cubs this season.
  • The Brewers are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last 4 games against the Cubs.
  • The Cubs are 0-6 SU and ATS in their last 6 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.

Zach Davies will get the start for the Brewers after a Jekyll and Hyde outing in his most recent appearance. The righty allowed four runs in the first three innings of work only to then post three consecutive 1-2-3 innings against Miami last Saturday. Davies has struggled at Wrigley Field during his young career with a 6.00 ERA in three trips to the Windy City.

Since being brought into the rotation following an injury to Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery has been a steady presence for the Cubs. Montgomery has a 3.58 ERA and has only given up five extra-base hits in his five starts this season. The lefty has also been going deeper into games, as he has pitched at least 6.0 innings in each of the past three.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

42-42 Chicago battles the Brewers, currently with a 47-40 mark. 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. 9 and the Milwaukee Brewers sitting at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 28 ranking for hits at 8.06 per game. By contrast, the Milwaukee Brewers are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.59 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4.13 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Garza chucked 6.1 shutout innings at the Orioles in their last game, striking out 4 in a 4-0 win against Baltimore in baseball action at Miller Park.

The Cubs enjoyed a 7-3 victory at the expense of the Rays on Wednesday, with John Lackey throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at New York, Friday, July 7
Chicago home to Pittsburgh, Friday, July 7