MLB Matchups  >>  Chi Cubs Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview 04/19/2013

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers meet at Miller Park.

Righthander Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Samardzija is 1-2 this season with a 2.75 ERA.

It'll be Marco Estrada toeing the rubber for the Brewers in this contest. Righthander Estrada is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Cubs were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 7-2 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on Milwaukee at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Milwaukee has won 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Chicago: 5-9 SU
Milwaukee: 6-8 SU
CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

MILWAUKEE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

NEXT UP:
Milwaukee home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, April 20