Astros vs Cubs Baseball Betting

The division rival Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Wrigley Field.
The Astros will trot ace Roy Oswalt out to the mound in this one. Righthander Oswalt has a 7-5 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
Oswalt’s opponent in this one will be Rich Harden. The Cubs righthander has a 4.06 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Astros lost to Arizona 4-3 as a +125 underdog on Sunday. The seven runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (7.5).
Lance Berkman drove in two runs for Houston and Wandy Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.
The Cubs lost to the Mets 4-1 as a -260 favorite on Sunday. The five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).
Aramis Ramirez drove in the Cubs only run and Carlos Zambrano surrendered three earned runs on 11 hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Houston: 62-68
SU
Chicago
: 65-63 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Houston
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Tuesday, September 1

 

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