Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros Predictions & Analysis

May 16, 8:10 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Cubs +145/Hou -165

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The Astros are coming off a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Monday night, and they are now 4-1 over their last five games.

The Cubs, on the other hand, are just 2-6 over their last eight games. The pitching matchup for this game is a good one, with Christian Javier taking the mound for the Astros and Justin Steele starting for the Cubs.

Javier is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA this season, while Steele is 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA. Both teams have good bullpens, but the Astros have a slight edge in that department. The Cubs have a 4.11 ERA as a bullpen, while the Astros have a 3.21 ERA.

The Cubs have a slight edge in the hitting department, but the Astros have a better home record.

The Cubs are batting .259 as a team, while the Astros are batting .248. The Cubs are 8-11 on the road this season, while the Astros are 9-11 at home.

Cubs vs. Astros Total Pick 5/16/23

The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs, and I think the under is the way to go. Both teams have good pitching, and I don't think either team will score a lot of runs.
Free Pick: 
Take the Under 7.5