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MLB betting line favors Cubs over Astros

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May 30, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The visiting Astros hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

The match puts starter Aneury Rodriguez for the Astros on the hill facing Rodrigo Lopez for the Cubs. Rodriguez brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Lopez is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 15-rated Astros in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.5 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Houston was a 4-2 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Arizona on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

The Cubs were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeffrey Karstens and the Pirates 3-2 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 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 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Houston is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games

Next up:
Houston at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, May 31

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