Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Chicago on Wednesday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Houston sends Fernando Abad out against Travis Wood for the Cubs in this game. Abad is 0-3 with a 8.03 ERA on the season, while Wood is 5-11 on the year and has a 4.42 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +115 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 16-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Astros on September 11. Bettors who backed the Astros at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jordan Lyles in a losing cause, 1-0, against Houston on Tuesday.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 1-9
A few Cubs at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Houston
Houston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 14
Houston home to Philadelphia, Thursday, September 13