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Quintana and the Cubs have had Brewers’ number

Cubs vs Brewers Betting Odds June 11

The Chicago Cubs sit a half-game out of first place in the NL Central Division and kick off a three-game series vs the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers tonight. The Cubbies are sending Jose Quintana to the mound to try to stifle the Brewers and he’s been dominant in his career vs the Brew Crew, posting a 0.63 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in six career starts. Chicago opened as a -122 favorite to take the first game of the series and the division lead.

  • The Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last five games on the road with Jose Quintana as the starter.
  • The Brewers are 7-3 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when opening a series.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Cubs’ last four games (avg combined score 5.25 runs).

Jose Quintana owns two shutouts against the Brewers this season, both 3-0 wins in April. The lefty has also been solid in six road starts this season, owning a 2.62 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP which means he could be the X factor in getting the victory tonight. Chicago has owned Milwaukee lately, winning seven of the eight games when they’ve faced each other this season and posting victories in 10 of the last 12. When you factor in that the Cubs are 8-4 SU and 9-3 ATS in Quintana’s 12 starts this year, bettors should be all over the Cubbies tonight.

As for the Brewers, if they want any chance to get the W, they need to provide some run support for starter Junior Guerra. The righty sports a 2.83 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 11 starts this season but Milwaukee is only averaging 2.91 runs per game when he takes the mound. However, the Brewers have been mashing the ball lately as they put up 27 runs in their last three games and hope their play at home (5-1 SU in last six games) carries over to this pivotal battle for the NL Central.

With the total opening at 8.5, the UNDER makes an enticing option for totals bettors. The UNDER has hit in the last six games in this matchup with an average combined score of 3.5 runs per game. When you consider each hurler’s ERA this season, tonight’s matchup is shaping up to be a pitchers’ duel.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Milwaukee Brewers as +108 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.0 win for the Cubs on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Milwaukee (39-26) will face the 37-25 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Chicago injuries news.

The Brewers-Cubs odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 5 in the current OddsShark poll, while Chicago is at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Milwaukee owns the No. 15 ranking for hits at 8.42 per game. By contrast, Chicago is rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.19 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Milwaukee has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago suffered a 7-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Sunday, as Kyle Hendricks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Zach Eflin at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games
  • Chicago is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Tuesday, June 12