The Cubs just keep on rolling as they need just 10 more W’s to break the 100-win threshold. They have five more wins than any other team in the majors and will bring their 14-5 record as favorites vs the American League into their final game with the Houston Astros tonight.
- The Cubs are 9-3 against right-handed American League pitchers this season.
- The Astros are 5-11 on the runline in their last 16 games at home.
- The Cubs are just 2-8 on the runline in their last 10 games.
Jake Arrieta (16-6, 2.84 ERA) takes the mound for the World Series favorite Cubs tonight. The TCU product has won 10 of his 13 road starts this season and has limited hitters to .186 average away from home.
The Astros have won four-straight games when Mike Fiers has started for them as he’s allowed three runs or fewer in all of those starts. Additionally, Fiers has been much better at home than he has been on the road. At Minute Maid Park he is 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 14 starts.
The OVER/UNDER is 4-13-2 in the Cubs 19 games vs the American League this year. The total is a fairly reasonable 7.5 tonight as Chicago has averaged just two runs a game during their current road trip.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as 145 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Odds – Shark
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Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
75-67 Houston battles the Cubs, currently with a 90-51 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Chicago injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 8-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 7-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 18 at 8.63 hits per game. That compares with the Houston Astros No. 24 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Chicago features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.86 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 2-1 on Saturday behind a start from C McHugh at Minute Maid Park.
- Chi Cubs is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
- Chi Cubs is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
- Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Houston is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at St. Louis, Monday, September 12th
Houston home to Texas, Monday, September 12th