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The Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Wrigley Field in an interleague contest.
The Rangers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Alexi Ogando in this game. Ogando has a 2-0 record and a 1.08 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Cubs will be Carlos Villanueva. The righthander has a 0.64 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
The Rangers were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.
Texas: 9-5 SU
Chicago: 4-9 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-2
After a win are 4-6
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Texas are 5-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Texas
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Texas home to Seattle, Friday, April 19
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Friday, April 19