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Chicago sends Travis Wood vs Edgar Gonzalez in Cubs vs Astros game

Houston AstrosChicago Cubs
Oct 3, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Odds

55-106TEAM RECORD60-101

The visiting Astros hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs will turn to Travis Wood and his 6-13 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Edgar Gonzalez (3-1) to the hill.

View Houston vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cubs in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Astros, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +121 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Bud Norris to defeat Chicago 3-0 on Tuesday.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

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
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games at home
Chi Cubs are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 21 games when playing at home against Houston