Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Preview 7/30/2008

MLB Betting Preview

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, 8:05 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Brewers - 110 , Total 8.5 Under -115

The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers play the third game of their four game series on Wednesday night and they get the national spotlight as the game is on ESPN. It will be Ryan Dempster going for the Cubs while Manny Para gets the call for the Brewers. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cubs on the Road.

Dempster is 11-4 on the season with a 2.99 ERA. He did not get a decision in his last start against Florida but pitched well, giving up one run in six innings. Dempster got two wins against Milwaukee in April but both games were at Wrigley.

Parra is 9-3 on the season with a 3.72 ERA. He had won eight straight games before a loss in his last start against Houston. He was taken out in the seventh inning even though he didn’t allow a ball out of the infield. “I feel like I’m throwing the ball really well, six innings, seven innings and then a break here or there is the difference between what CC and Ben are doing. They’re coming out of games on a good note versus being taken out of the inning, which I can’t stand,” Parra said.


SBG Global Current Line: Brewers - 115 , Total 8.5 Under -115

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s games. The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Cubs are 2-9 in their last 11 games as a road underdog. The Cubs are 4-0 in Dempster’s last 4 Wednesday starts. The Cubs are 7-2 in Dempster’s last 9 starts vs. the National League Central. The Cubs are 15-7 in Dempster’s last 22 starts. The Cubs are 1-6 in Dempster’s last 7 starts as a road underdog. The Cubs are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee.

The Brewers are 8-0 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Brewers are 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games. The Brewers are 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The Brewers are 18-7 in their last 25 vs. the National League Central. The Brewers are 25-11 in their last 36 games as a favorite.

The Brewers are 11-5 in their last 16 home games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Brewers are 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Brewers are 6-2 in Parra’s last 8 starts as a favorite. The Brewers are 7-3 in Parra’s last 10 starts.

The Over is 4-1 in the Cubs last 5 games as a road underdog. The Over is 4-1 in Dempster’s last 5 road starts. The Over is 6-2 in Dempster’s last 8 starts vs. the National League Central.

The Over is 8-2 in the Brewers last 10 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the Brewers last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 7-2 in the Brewers last 9 games as a home favorite. The Over is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Milwaukee between the two teams.

Pick: Brewers 4units

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