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Houston AstrosChicago Cubs
May 31, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

20-34TEAM RECORD23-29

The Cubs get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Cubs, Carlos Zambrano gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jordan Lyles, 0-0 on the year.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this one will find them as -190 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 999 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 7 in the National League and the Astros at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 9.5 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 12-7 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +138 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston rolled to a 12-7 win against Chicago on Monday, as Aneury Rodriguez and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games

Next up:
Houston at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, June 1

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