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Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Betting Matchup Report

Houston AstrosChicago Cubs
June 23, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

29-47TEAM RECORD30-43

The Cubs will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Sunday, as the Houston Astros visit in inter-league play at Wrigley Field.

Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 4-7 record into the contest. Jordan Lyles gets the ball for Houston; he's 4-1 so far this season.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match found them as +-161-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 10.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 15-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8 per game.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.

The Astros were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field behind starter Bud Norris.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing 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 10 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to St. Louis, Tuesday, June 25
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Tuesday, June 25