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The Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Wrigley Field in an interleague contest.
Bud Norris will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Norris is 5-7 this season with a 3.64 ERA.
It'll be Travis Wood toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Lefthander Wood is 5-6 with a 2.74 ERA so far this season.
The Astros were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Houston: 28-47 SU
Chicago: 30-42 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 23 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Houston
Chi Cubs are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs's last 23 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Sunday, June 23