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Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs - 5/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros
Date & Time Wednesday May 29, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs +100 / Houston Astros -108 -- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros meet Wednesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Chicago Cubs could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 65 hits and 34 RBI while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 106 hits and 76 RBI. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 3.34 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ first career game against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Astros have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Astros have won 16 of their last 18 games when scoring more than one run. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 68 hits and 36 RBI while George Springer and Carlos Correa have combined for 113 hits and 78 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Miley is 6-2 with a 4.08 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 9-3 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Hendricks' last 5 starts. The Astros are 37-16 in their last 53 home games, 56-26 in their last 82 Wednesday games and 6-1 in Miley's last 7 starts. The under is 41-19-2 in the last 62 meetings in Houston and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Miley's last 5 home starts. The under is 35-16 in Hendricks' last 51 starts overall.

Hendricks hasn't been good on the road this season where he has an ERA of six and a .319 allowed batting average. Miley has been highly impressive at home where he has an ERA of 2.15 and a .183 batting average while averaging a strikeout per inning. Miley has also won nine straight games as a home favorite and 15 of his last 18. Throw in the Astros offense during this winning stretch and it's hard to bet against the home team, especially with a price this cheap. 

Houston Astros -108

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