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Casey Coleman, Bud Norris take mound in Astros vs Cubs tilt

Chicago CubsHouston Astros
Aug 17, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Odds

54-69TEAM RECORD39-84

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Casey Coleman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 2-4 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Bud Norris, who will be looking to improve on his 5-8 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Astros - Cubs odds would favor the Cubs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 13 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 11 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Cubs average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Astros on August 16. Bettors who backed the Astros at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 6-5 on Tuesday behind a start from Brett Myers at Minute Maid Park.

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

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

A few Cubs at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Friday, August 19
Houston home to San Francisco, Friday, August 19

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