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John Lackey, Collin McHugh Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Tilt

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

The match puts starter John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros. Lackey brings a 9-7 mark to the game, while McHugh is 9-10 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Houston Astros as 108 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.8 result in favor of the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 74-67 record to the battle against the 90-50 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Houston Astros) and the No. 7 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.59 runs per nine innings, against the No. 3 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 4.99 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.88 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 4.13 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 2-0 on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Houston, Sunday, September 11th