How Wind Is Creating Betting Value For Brewers vs. Cubs
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images. Pictured: General view of Chicago Cubs flags blowing in the wind
- Find out how windy weather at Wrigley Field is creating betting value for Brewers vs. Cubs on Friday night.
On top of being an avid sports town, Chicago is also known for its hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and windy weather.
While hot dogs and pizza are great complements to the sports viewing experience, they won’t help bettors find value. However, strong winds can certainly provide an edge for savvy bettors who understand the correct situations to strike when weather will be factor for players on the field.
We not only track an archive weather here at The Action Network, but we also have Bet Labs Pro Systems built around conditions that have historically offered edges for bettors.
Due to Friday’s weather forecast in Chicago, the Brewers vs. Cubs game is expected to experience enough wind to affect scoring.
Let’s take a deeper look at Friday’s Brewers vs. Cubs matchup.
Brewers vs. Cubs Odds, Betting System Pick
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Wind is often a story in Chicago, and according to our Wrigley Field Unders Pro System, it will be again today.
As you can see, when winds are at least 5 mph — today’s forecast is calling for 6-mph breezes — and blowing in or across Wrigley Field in higher-total games (defined as eight runs and above), unders are 219-138-18 (61.5%) since the start of the 2005 MLB season.
Obviously, this system also makes real-world sense as winds blowing in any direction but out will make it harder for players to hit home runs, which then keeps scoring lower than expected.
The current total at BetRivers is 8.5 (+102), making the Brewers vs. Cubs under a play for anyone interested in following this system.