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Matchup Reports

Tuesday at 8:05 PM
HOUSTON (54-106) AT CHICAGO CUBS (60-100) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
907: HOUSTON
908: CHICAGO CUBS
7.5
-130
54-106
60-100
79-73-8
72-81-7
3.6 / 4.9
3.8 / 4.7
(R) B NORRIS
(R) C VOLSTAD
6-13
3-11
4.82
6.64
1.39
1.68
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 51   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
HOUSTONNORRIS-107 
CHICAGO CUBSVOLSTAD +107 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games54-105-30.4187-298-54.11317-1313-102.878-73234-2321239-1292
on the road with a money line of -100 to -1251-0+16-4+1.6118-114-10.70-11-9102-124
in road games19-60-28.478-164-41.1591-723-87.943-33117-116643-629
in October games1-0+12-2-0.428-34-8.30-11-330-31
when playing on Tuesday7-16-829-43-4.6205-190+6.410-1134-33197-181
against division opponents28-48-8.7101-131-2.8642-569+10.236-36109-113547-616
in games played on a grass field54-105-30.4185-297-56.11096-1161-124.378-73233-2301061-1111
in night games39-74-21.8134-204-29919-897-47.555-56166-164886-868
against right-handed starters39-79-24.8123-227-65.4981-990-88.559-52172-164945-959
after shutting out their opponent3-6-0.710-15-1.485-62+20.25-412-1383-63
after a win19-34-976-108-7.7674-641-50.627-2387-91639-633
when playing against a team with a losing record22-42-16.290-125-25.4683-561-20.834-28101-105582-615
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season10-19-6.650-68-12.5396-284+23.215-1353-59314-340

CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games60-100-25.7207-279-58.21247-1366-260.572-81222-2391235-1268
at home with a money line of -100 to -1255-7-321-31-14.2138-122-1.23-921-29122-129
in home games37-42-1.7112-130-29.6671-634-146.734-42104-126626-628
in October games0-1-12-2+0.116-26-19.10-11-321-21
when playing on Tuesday7-16-6.623-48-24.2165-220-83.89-1229-37180-187
against division opponents30-49-11.599-141-43605-615-102.238-40112-118581-583
in games played on a grass field60-100-25.7207-279-58.21190-1282-238.272-81222-2391171-1197
in night games26-53-18.9104-149-28.9565-668-132.837-36118-120574-599
against right-handed starters42-74-20.8142-201-43.3914-1006-183.355-57160-167903-938
after getting shut out4-10-5.316-22-469-88-28.76-815-2371-82
after a loss36-63-19126-150-12657-700-82.248-48128-136646-653
when playing against a team with a losing record26-46-18.595-126-46.6620-616-154.233-38102-109572-615
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season12-17-4.751-49-1.9351-316-51.611-1847-48324-322
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/18/2012ABAD(L)@ ST LOUISLOHSE(R)1-4L2608 unU771960
9/19/2012HARRELL(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)0-5L2057.5 unU581851
9/20/2012NORRIS(R)@ ST LOUISGARCIA(L)4-5L2108 ovO10110981
9/21/2012GONZALEZ(R)PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)7-1W+1008.5 evU681770
9/22/2012KEUCHEL(L)PITTSBURGHCORREIA(R)4-1W+1208.5 evU860433
9/23/2012LYLES(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)1-8L+1258.5 unO44118160
9/24/2012ABAD(L)ST LOUISLYNN(R)1-6L+1908 ovU673970
9/25/2012HARRELL(R)ST LOUISGARCIA(L)0-4L+1358 unU7509101
9/26/2012NORRIS(R)ST LOUISCARPENTER(R)2-0W+1708 ovU541341
9/28/2012GONZALEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)7-6W2458 unO1161842
9/29/2012KEUCHEL(L)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)5-9L2409 evO9311580
9/30/2012LYLES(R)@ MILWAUKEEFIERS(R)7-0W2258.5 evU971431
10/1/2012HARRELL(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSBERKEN(R)3-0W-1057.5 ovU740230
10/2/2012NORRIS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSVOLSTAD(R) 
10/3/2012 @ CHICAGO CUBS  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/18/2012GERMANO(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)1-3L+1457.5 unU450460
9/19/2012RUSIN(L)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)5-6L+13514 unU910113111
9/20/2012BERKEN(R)CINCINNATICUETO(R)3-5L+1358.5 ovU11110980
9/21/2012VOLSTAD(R)ST LOUISCARPENTER(R)5-4W+1609.5 unU13908110
9/22/2012WOOD(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)4-5L+1508 evO86110130
9/23/2012GERMANO(R)ST LOUISLOHSE(R)3-6L+1657.5 evO7601292
9/25/2012RUSIN(L)@ COLORADODE LA ROSA(L)5-10L13510.5 unO7501551
9/26/2012BERKEN(R)@ COLORADOPOMERANZ(L)0-6L13010.5 evU5811071
9/27/2012VOLSTAD(R)@ COLORADOCHACIN(R)5-7L14010.5 unO131101220
9/28/2012WOOD(L)@ ARIZONAKENNEDY(R)3-8L1609 unO6911060
9/29/2012GERMANO(R)@ ARIZONACAHILL(R)2-8L1829.5 unO44015110
9/30/2012RUSIN(L)@ ARIZONACOLLMENTER(R)7-2W1759.5 ovU1152673
10/1/2012BERKEN(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)0-3L-1057.5 ovU230740
10/2/2012VOLSTAD(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
10/3/2012 HOUSTON  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games54-106-31.479-733.60.2370.2964.90.2710.335
Road Games19-60-28.443-333.40.2340.2855.50.2880.356
vs Right-handed Starters39-80-25.960-523.60.2400.2985.00.2760.338
Past 7 Games4-3+4.42-53.60.2350.2703.60.2200.272
Grass Games54-106-31.479-733.60.2370.2964.90.2710.335
Night Games39-75-22.856-563.50.2300.2944.90.2710.335
Division28-49-9.637-363.60.2440.3004.90.2720.331
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.60.2370.296160534612654091440.0353945413511041089133116131129
Road Games3.40.2340.285792689629198650.022511926645052167537472
Righty Starters3.60.2400.29811940059623111060.03406332101382824100879296
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.511.467496.42702495375519146312-30301862.5%
Road Games4.571.565236.4126120267291032043-1413765%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games60-100-25.772-813.80.2400.2984.70.2600.331
Home Games37-42-1.734-424.10.2460.3094.50.2500.321
vs Right-handed Starters42-74-20.855-573.80.2400.2994.70.2580.326
Past 7 Games1-6-4.34-33.10.2140.2876.30.3330.383
Grass Games60-100-25.772-813.80.2400.2984.70.2600.331
Night Games26-53-18.937-363.60.2340.2935.00.2680.342
Division30-49-11.538-404.00.2410.3054.60.2500.322
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2400.298160535012864351360.035654361222921028147102145124
Home Games4.10.2460.309792586637225640.023062365754350072597571
Righty Starters3.80.2400.2991163876929323970.03411326882727471018095102
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.501.528486.32622434885525539918-25281762.2%
Home Games4.161.4192531281172322712721515-1319967.9%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
BUD NORRIS recent results and season statistics
BUD NORRIS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.821.3866-1329162.3-90871612364161---
All Starts4.821.3866-1328162.35.89087161236416110-18-5.514-13
Road Starts7.411.7372-121788.75.274731071847793-14-9.810-7
Last 3 Starts5.001.1671-23186.010101437181-2-0.31-2
BUD NORRIS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/26/2012ST LOUIS2-0+1708Win,UnderW7.3002007CARPENTER(R)
9/20/2012at ST LOUIS4-5+2108Loss,OverL5.3556157GARCIA(L)
9/8/2012at CINCINNATI1-5+1807.5Loss,UnderL5.3556224ARROYO(R)

CHRIS VOLSTAD recent results and season statistics
CHRIS VOLSTAD - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.641.6773-1120104.35.279771321543556-14-6.512-7
Home Starts6.271.6252-511565.1403966725305-6+0.66-4
Last 3 Starts11.372.6050-1312.74.21616264732-1+1.72-1
CHRIS VOLSTAD - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/27/2012at COLORADO5-7+14010.5Loss,OverL37710200CHACIN(R)
9/21/2012ST LOUIS5-4+1609.5Win,Under 5336030CARPENTER(R)
9/16/2012PITTSBURGH13-9+11010.5Win,Over 4.76610243LOCKE(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 24-22 (+6.1 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
27 of 43 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+8.6 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 7-6 (+0.6 Units) against HOUSTON this season
9 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.5 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 12-13 (+2.8 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
16 of 23 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+7.9 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 5-2 (+2.8 Units) against HOUSTON this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.6 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/1/2012HOUSTON3-105  71040HARRELL(R)W6021
 CHICAGO CUBS0-1057.5 ovUnder20030BERKEN(R)L4.7241
9/12/2012CHICAGO CUBS5-115  1111100WOOD(L)W7.7141
 HOUSTON1+1058.5 unUnder60062ABAD(L)L3.3143
9/11/2012CHICAGO CUBS0-110 Under600112GERMANO(R)L5032
 HOUSTON1+1008.5 evWin40284LYLES(R)W5022
9/10/2012CHICAGO CUBS4+100  1101130VOLSTAD(R)W5145
 HOUSTON1-1108.5 unUnder601110KEUCHEL(L) 4162
8/15/2012HOUSTON2+125 Over71040NORRIS(R)L3.3683
 CHICAGO CUBS7-1358.5 ovWin113080GERMANO(R)W6.3251
8/14/2012HOUSTON10+110  143040HARRELL(R)W8162
 CHICAGO CUBS1-1208.5 unOver60061VOLSTAD(R)L5480
8/13/2012HOUSTON1+170 Over41251GALARRAGA(R)L5572
 CHICAGO CUBS7-1807.5 ovWin102290SAMARDZIJA(R)W7143
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
BUD NORRIS vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
NORRIS is 3-4 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.563.
His team's record is 3-4 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.7 units)
BUD NORRIS recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/15/2012at CHICAGO CUBS2-7+1258.5Loss,OverL3.3668334GERMANO(R)
6/29/2012at CHICAGO CUBS0-4+1208.5Loss,UnderL6447311MAHOLM(L)
5/21/2012CHICAGO CUBS8-4-1057Win,OverW7005038GARZA(R)

CHRIS VOLSTAD vs. HOUSTON since 1997
VOLSTAD is 4-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.352.
His team's record is 5-2 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-5. (-3.8 units)
CHRIS VOLSTAD recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/10/2012at HOUSTON4-1+1008.5Win,UnderW5114054KEUCHEL(L)
8/14/2012HOUSTON1-10-1208.5Loss,OverL5448103HARRELL(R)
7/10/2011HOUSTON5-4-1408Win,OverW6337016RODRIGUEZ(L)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1049, -76.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 54.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (228-189, -5.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1108-1016, +8.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (217-189, +5.3 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.9% of the time since 1997. (864-802, -53.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (118-117, -13.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.7% of the time since 1997. (903-877, -108.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (148-133, -0.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[P] 03/27/2012 - Sergio Escalona 60-day DL (3/24), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 04/25/2012 - Kyle Weiland 60-day DL (4/22) ( Shoulder )
[LF] 09/24/2012 - J.D. Martinez out for season ( Hand )
[P] 09/24/2012 - Fernando Abad is downgraded to out for season ( Oblique )
CHICAGO CUBS
[3B] 06/14/2012 - Ian Stewart 60-day DL (6/14), out for season ( Wrist )
[P] 03/28/2012 - Marcos Mateo 60-day DL (4/3) ( Elbow )
[P] 08/21/2012 - Matt Garza 60-day DL (7/28); out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 07/25/2012 - Randy Wells out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2012 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/26), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 09/08/2012 - Blake Parker 15-day DL (9/7) ( Elbow )
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