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Houston sends Brett Myers vs Ryan Dempster in Astros vs Cubs game

Chicago CubsHouston Astros
Aug 16, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Ryan Dempster for the Cubs on the hill facing Brett Myers for the Astros. Dempster brings a 10-8 mark to the game, while Myers is 3-12 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as 120 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Astros and the National League No. 11-rated Cubs in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 3 in the National League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

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 3.8 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Astros on Monday, with Rodrigo Lopez throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Cubs at Astros trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Houston, Wednesday, August 17

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