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Chicago Cubs Starter Edwin Jackson Out to Silence Milwaukee Brewers Bats in MLB Contest

Milwaukee Brewers


Chicago Cubs
Saturday, May 17, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The visiting Milwaukee Brewers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

Matt Garza gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Milwaukee Brewers on this Saturday; he's 2-3 on the season. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Edwin Jackson, who will be looking to improve on his 2-3 mark.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Chicago Cubs as 115 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.7 victory for the Brewers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 13-27 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 27-15 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. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 18.

How Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.12 hits per game. The Milwaukee Brewers average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cubs on May 16. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter Kyle Lohse.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 15 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee

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Milwaukee at Chicago, Sunday, May 18th