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Milwaukee Brewers home to Cubs in baseball betting action

Chicago CubsMilwaukee Brewers
July 26, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

42-60TEAM RECORD54-49

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Chicago battle on Tuesday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Milwaukee sends Chris Narveson out against Ryan Dempster for the Cubs in this game. Narveson is 6-6 with a 4.45 ERA on the season, while Dempster is 7-7 on the year and has a 5.00 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Brewers, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Astros on Sunday as the Cubs defeated them 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They lost as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cubs at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Wednesday, July 27