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June 1, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday.

The Cubs will turn to Doug Davis and his 0-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Brett Myers (1-4) to the hill.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Cubs and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 5.1 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 9.5 hits per game so far, more than Astros batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +152 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston rolled to a 7-3 win against Chicago on Tuesday, as J Lyles and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

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

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chi Cubs' last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games at home

Next up:
Houston at San Diego, Thursday, June 2
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Friday, June 3

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