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MLB Game Preview - Brewers underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
June 15, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds

38-30TEAM RECORD27-39

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Milwaukee battle on Wednesday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Carlos Zambrano gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 5-3 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Narveson brings a 3-4 ledger to the game for the Brewers as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cubs as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 3-rated Brewers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got a 10-strikeout performance from Yovani Gallardo but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 5-4 loss at the hands of Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

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

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Thursday, June 16