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JA Happ faces Travis Wood in MLB odds action

Chicago CubsHouston Astros
May 22, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Travis Wood for the Cubs on the hill facing JA Happ for the Astros. Wood brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Happ is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Astros as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Houston and its National League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Cubs at 3.6 runs per outing.

Houston owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-4 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -110 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Matt Garza's start, as they lost 8-4 against Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Houston, Wednesday, May 23