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Davies Makes Brewers an Intriguing Play on Sunday

Putting a smack down on the Cubs on Saturday, the Brewers climbed within three games of the lead in the NL Central and can cut that deficit down to two to this afternoon with another win over the defending World Series champs.

  • The Brewers are 4-2 SU and 5-1 on the runline in their last 6 games against the Cubs.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Brewers’ last 10 games when Zach Davies has started.
  • Kyle Hendricks has posted 5 straight quality starts.

Zach Davies (16-8, 3.77 ERA) gets the call for the Brew Crew, making the Milwaukee moneyline an attractive play. The third-year hurler has performed his way to the peak of the Brewers’ rotation and in 11 starts since the midsummer classic, the righty has a 2.25 ERA.

His counterpart this afternoon is Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 3.29 ERA), a guy who’s been as good as Davies since the all-star break but that hasn’t gotten the run support. The Cubs are in a bit of an offensive slump as well, scoring an average of just 2.14 runs over their last seven contests.

Milwaukee’s offense has been inconsistent of late but in the Brewers’ three meetings with Hendricks this season, they’ve knocked him around and pegged him with a 5.06 ERA.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 77-65 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 74-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago Cubs at No. 4 and the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.59 hits per game. The Milwaukee Brewers average 8.37 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.21 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 5.14 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee routed Chicago on Saturday by a 15-2 score at Wrigley Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Monday, September 11th
Chicago home to New York, Tuesday, September 12th