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The Chicago Cubs will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the Texas Rangers at Wrigley Field.

Lefthander Derek Holland will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Holland is 0-1 this season with a 2.40 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Travis Wood. The lefthander has a 1.46 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Cubs were a 10-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 8-5 SU
Chicago: 4-8 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 3-6
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Texas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Texas, Wednesday, April 17