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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs

The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Dallas Keuchel in this one. Lefthander Keuchel is 4-2 this season with a 3.99 ERA.

The Cubs will counter Keuchel with Matt Garza. Righthander Garza has a 4.98 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-4 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Houston at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 28-46 SU
Chicago: 29-42 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Houston
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs's last 22 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Saturday, June 22