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The Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Wrigley Field.
Nick Tepesech will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Tepesech is 2-2 this season with a 3.53 ERA.
Tepesech's opponent in this one will be Scott Feldman. The Cubs righthander has a 3.34 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Chicago was a 7-4 loser at home against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Texas has won 3 straight games.
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
Texas: 20-11 SU
Chicago: 11-20 SU
Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-2
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Texas at Milwaukee, Tuesday, May 7
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Tuesday, May 7