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Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros MLB Baseball Betting Picks

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Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Tuesday night with an enticing Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros matchup. The Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 and are starting to get desperate for a turnaround. Similarly, the Astros are 3-3 in their last 6 and are hopeful they can build off their recent 6-5 win over Chicago. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take this Tuesday night?

Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros – Tuesday, May 28th     

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: Local Broadcasts

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cubs +1½ (-160) 9½ (-105) +120
Astros -1½ (+140) 9½ (-115) -130
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Chicago Cubs          

The Cubs crawl into tonight’s contest sporting a 30-22 record that ranks them 1st in the NL Central. At the present time, the Milwaukee Brewers are giving Chicago a run for their money in the divisional race. In fact, the Brewers are but a ½ game behind Chicago. With this in mind, it’s absolutely clear that Chicago cannot afford a loss this Tuesday night. Unfortunately for them, tonight’s odds are unquestionably pegging them as the underdog tonight. This is likely because the Astros have 285 runs to their name this season as well as a .276 team batting average. Comparatively Chicago has 280 runs to their names and a .258 team batting average. This puts them at a disadvantage and it’s up to Jon Lester to get Chicago’s win. He gets the start tonight and enters with a 3-3 record as well as a 2.68 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Javier Baez (13 HR, 34 RBI, .310 BA), Kris Bryant (12 HR, 34 RBI, .283 BA), and Anthony Rizzo (15 HR, 42 RBI, .291 BA).

Houston Astros   

The Astros blast into this Tuesday night contest sporting a 36-19 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL West. At the present time, the Oakland Athletics are Houston’s nearest threat. However, since they’re 6 ½ games behind Houston, it’s safe to say that the Astros rank is in good standing. Coming off a 6-5 win over the Cubs, Houston will undoubtedly be looking for a more lopsided win this evening. Corbin Martin is the man tasked with delivering when he takes the mound this Tuesday night. He enters this matchup with a 1-1 record as well as a 4.97 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Michael Brantley (10 HR, 34 RBI, .320 BA), Yuli Gurriel (4 HR, 19 RBI, .267 BA), and Carlos Correa (11 HR, 35 RBI, .295 BA).

Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Chi Cubs are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the American League.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs’ last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston.
  • Chicago has posted an 11-13 ATS record when playing on the road this season.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
  • Houston are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games.
  • Houston has posted a 15-13 ATS record when playing at home this season.

Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, the Cubs could pull this one off. After all, Houston’s starting pitcher doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 7-4 Chicago.