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Chicago favored by -118 against Houston on Tuesday

Houston AstrosChicago Cubs
Aug 14, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

38-79TEAM RECORD45-69

The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Chris Volstad will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 0-8 record into the contest. Lucas Harrell gets the ball for Houston; he's 9-8 so far this season.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -118 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 15-rated defense.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Chicago on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Houston at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 15

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