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June 29, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

32-44TEAM RECORD26-49

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

Chicago hands the ball to starter Paul Maholm in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-6 mark on the year. Houston counters with Bud Norris, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.8 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Houston lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Padres on June 28. Bettors who backed the Padres at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Padres on Thursday, with Dallas Keuchel throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago was a 17-1 loser in its last match at home against the Mets. They lost as +106 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago was routed on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, having a 17-1 loss put on them by the New York Mets in baseball betting action.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 13 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
Houston at Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 30

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