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Chicago Cubs host Houston Astros in baseball action

Houston AstrosChicago Cubs
Aug 13, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Houston on Monday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs (7-10 on the year) and Armando Galarraga for Houston (0-2 so far).

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -205 favorites. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Cubs and the league No. 16-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.9 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Brewers on August 12. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -182 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in Jordan Lyles' start, as they lost 5-3 against Milwaukee on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Reds on August 12. Bettors who backed the Reds at -184 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Johnny Cueto shut down the Cubs in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Astros at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, August 14

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