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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 Sunday when they battle at Wrigley Field in an interleague contest.

Righthander Jordan Lyles will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Lyles is 4-1 this season with a 3.22 ERA.

The Cubs will counter Lyles with Jeff Samardzija. Righthander Samardzija has a 3.35 ERA to go along with a 4-7 record this season.

The Astros were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Houston: 29-47 SU
Chicago: 30-43 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss 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 7 of Houston's last 8 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
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to St. Louis, Tuesday, June 25
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Tuesday, June 25