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Moneyline favors Cubs in battle with Brewers

Milwaukee BrewersChicago Cubs
April 9, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Odds


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

Travis Wood will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Wily Peralta gets the ball for Milwaukee; he's 0-1 so far this season.

View Milwaukee vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Cubs as -121 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 10-rated Cubs and the league No. 2-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 6.1 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 4 in the same category at 10.1 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

The Brewers were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Brewers enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Monday, with Marco Estrada throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Brewers at Cubs trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Chi Cubs' last 25 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, April 10