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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Friday.

The Brewers will trot Kyle Lohse out to the mound in this one. Righthander Lohse has a 9-8 record and a 3.32 ERA this season.

Lohse's opponent in this one will be Chris Rusin. The Cubs lefthander has a 2.74 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Pirates on September 4. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Chicago was a 9-7 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -145 favorites, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 60-79 SU
Chicago: 59-80 SU

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 7-16 SU in their last 23 games
Chi Cubs are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 6-19 SU in their last 25 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-16 SU in their last 21 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Saturday, September 7