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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 4:05 PM
HOUSTON (28-47) AT CHICAGO CUBS (30-42) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
925: HOUSTON
926: CHICAGO CUBS
9.5
-138
28-47
30-42
39-34-2
32-37-3
3.8 / 5.0
3.9 / 4.2
(R) B NORRIS
(L) T WOOD
5-7
5-6
3.64
2.74
1.42
1.00
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 +156 
CHICAGO CUBSWOOD-156 
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
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.52-3+1.86-18-7.2181-228-37.13-114-8195-195
in June games10-10+5.128-46-10.2215-234-26.96-1435-35217-216
when playing on Saturday3-8-2.422-41-10.4200-236-58.28-338-23217-206
in an inter-league game6-5+5.116-25-1.7119-141-24.54-718-20118-133
in day games6-14-4.434-83-35.9402-428-599-1056-52359-433
in games played on a grass field28-47-1.6138-259-67.71125-1209-125.739-34205-1781101-1146
against left-handed starters8-11+1.345-65-4.3344-335-13.912-760-48307-340
after a loss15-31-788-170-46.7657-697-53.125-20133-116623-675
when playing against a team with a losing record17-16+9.269-101-15701-578-11.514-1884-80597-634
in all games28-47-1.6140-260-65.71346-1361-104.139-34206-1801279-1327
when the total is 9 to 9.56-12-1.614-34-13392-420-7210-627-16375-391
as a road underdog of +125 to +1502-1+1.619-32-5.7110-155-51-221-29119-138
in road games13-22+3.658-140-44.4605-746-84.117-1799-91661-647

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 home games16-21-5.793-106-13.6688-656-152.721-1589-101648-644
at home when the total is 9 to 9.55-4+0.317-17-0.7180-162-35.84-514-18152-173
in June games7-12-3.728-47-13.2203-247-63.28-1031-38205-224
when playing on Saturday4-7-2.623-41-15.5209-224-31.56-431-31194-224
in an inter-league game7-2+617-22-1.5115-129-21.63-416-20110-125
in day games15-22-4.683-110-20.9695-718-133.415-2083-102674-687
in games played on a grass field30-42-8.1162-235-50.41221-1325-246.632-37185-1951204-1235
against right-handed starters19-29-7.5113-172-41.3934-1036-191.124-23141-136928-962
after a win11-18-7.662-99-30600-677-178.511-1568-82598-624
when playing against a team with a losing record13-10+2.474-95-23.8634-627-152.19-1278-83582-628
in all games30-42-8.1162-235-50.41278-1409-268.832-37185-1951268-1306
when the total is 9 to 9.55-4+0.327-33-2.6362-407-96.34-525-31331-386
as a home favorite of -125 to -1503-3-0.920-10+6.7181-147-20.75-117-12157-158
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
6/8/2013BEDARD(L)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)2-7L1608.5 evO6331080
6/9/2013HARRELL(R)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)0-2L1558.5 ovU561661
6/10/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)2-3L2206.5 ovU7639111
6/11/2013NORRIS(R)@ SEATTLEHARANG(R)0-4L1457.5 unU232731
6/12/2013LYLES(R)@ SEATTLEBONDERMAN(R)6-1W1257.5 unU872580
6/14/2013BEDARD(L)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)2-1W+1757.5 unU560682
6/15/2013HARRELL(R)CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L)4-3W+1108 unU621860
6/16/2013KEUCHEL(L)CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)5-4W+1158.5 unO760871
6/17/2013NORRIS(R)CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)2-4L-1058 evU890951
6/18/2013LYLES(R)MILWAUKEEFIGARO(R)10-1W+1058 unO870883
6/19/2013BEDARD(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)1-3L+1158.5 unU1081650
6/20/2013HARRELL(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)7-4W+1257.5 ovO973881
6/21/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)1-3L16510 unU4401071
6/22/2013NORRIS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
6/23/2013LYLES(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
6/25/2013BEDARD(L)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R) 
6/26/2013HARRELL(R)ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
6/28/2013KEUCHEL(L)LA ANGELSWILLIAMS(R) 
6/29/2013 LA ANGELS  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/8/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)2-6L-1107 ovO440930
6/9/2013JACKSON(R)PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)4-1W+1109 unU680640
6/10/2013FELDMAN(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)2-6L+1107.5 evO670931
6/11/2013GARZA(R)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)2-12L+1208.5 ovO5341671
6/12/2013WOOD(L)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)1-2L+1058.5 ovU330660
6/13/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)CINCINNATILATOS(R)6-5W+1157 unO1513213131
6/14/2013JACKSON(R)@ NY METSMARCUM(R)6-3W1107.5 unO940980
6/15/2013FELDMAN(R)@ NY METSNIESE(L)5-2W1107 ovP11161662
6/16/2013GARZA(R)@ NY METSHEFNER(R)3-4L1007.5 evU761662
6/17/2013WOOD(L)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R)2-5L1907.5 unU572840
6/18/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)4-2W1907 unU850840
6/19/2013JACKSON(R)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)1-4L1558.5 unU240962
6/20/2013FELDMAN(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)1-6L1657.5 evU5601060
6/21/2013GARZA(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)3-1W-17510 unU1071440
6/22/2013WOOD(L)HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
6/23/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
6/25/2013JACKSON(R)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R) 
6/26/2013FELDMAN(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
6/27/2013GARZA(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
6/28/2013WOOD(L)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R) 
6/29/2013 @ SEATTLE  
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 Games28-47-1.539-343.80.2400.2935.00.2790.343
Road Games13-22+3.617-173.70.2420.2984.40.2700.334
vs Left-handed Starters8-11+1.412-74.20.2480.3025.10.2570.340
Past 7 Games4-3+1.53-44.30.2260.2793.10.2390.279
Grass Games28-47-1.539-343.80.2400.2935.00.2790.343
Day Games6-14-4.49-103.10.2230.2754.70.2800.342
Interleague6-5+5.14-74.00.2340.3002.80.2470.303
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2400.293752508601207760.032721907104346455568346
Road Games3.70.2420.29835117028395280.02125933021521729314021
Lefty Starters4.20.2480.3021963015653160.037349186181191311186
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.551.471255149129273421022047-1617965.4%
Road Games3.521.407107.349421061145785-67277.8%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games30-42-8.132-373.90.2390.2924.20.2400.304
Home Games16-21-5.721-154.60.2550.3124.70.2580.319
vs Right-handed Starters19-29-7.524-234.10.2410.2924.40.2400.306
Past 7 Games3-400-62.70.2100.2823.40.2360.279
Grass Games30-42-8.132-373.90.2390.2924.20.2400.304
Day Games15-22-4.615-203.90.2400.2973.90.2280.297
Interleague7-2+63-46.10.2990.3522.80.2070.254
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.292722442583228760.032681835353946352536448
Home Games4.60.2550.312371237315135490.041601032652023433293723
Righty Starters4.10.2410.292481648397158500.031851203452030834354434
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.151.337193948918423741699-10151353.6%
Home Games4.781.428103.7595510611421014-55645.5%
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 Starts3.641.4165-715895.9413698628616-9+0.25-10
Road Starts5.401.4842-4631.75.3211935312252-402-4
Last 3 Starts4.501.2000-33206.710102212170-3-30-3
BUD NORRIS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/17/2013CHI WHITE SOX2-4-1058Loss,UnderL6448004QUINTANA(L)
6/11/2013at SEATTLE0-4+1457.5Loss,UnderL7335116HARANG(R)
6/6/2013BALTIMORE1-3+1458.5Loss,UnderL7339017GONZALEZ(R)

TRAVIS WOOD recent results and season statistics
TRAVIS WOOD - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games2.741.0005-61792-30286462864---
All Starts2.741.0005-614926.6302864628646-8-2.23-10
Home Starts2.361.0163-49616.8171642320414-5-1.52-6
Last 3 Starts2.700.9500-33206.7761514140-3-30-3
TRAVIS WOOD - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/17/2013at ST LOUIS2-5+1907.5Loss,UnderL7437004MILLER(R)
6/12/2013CINCINNATI1-2+1058.5Loss,UnderL7224124LEAKE(R)
6/7/2013PITTSBURGH0-2+1057Loss,UnderL6114026LIRIANO(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
CHICAGO CUBS is 17-14 (-0.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
19 of 30 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.3 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 12-7 (+2.6 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
12 of 18 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.1 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
6/21/2013HOUSTON1+165 Under41040KEUCHEL(L)L6391
 CHICAGO CUBS3-17510 unWin103071GARZA(R)W8142
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
BUD NORRIS vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
NORRIS is 4-4 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.489.
His team's record is 4-4 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-3. (+1.7 units)
BUD NORRIS recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/2/2012at CHICAGO CUBS3-0+1207.5Win,UnderW6004024VOLSTAD(R)
8/15/2012at CHICAGO CUBS2-7+1258.5Loss,OverL3.3668334GERMANO(R)
6/29/2012at CHICAGO CUBS0-4+1208.5Loss,UnderL6447311MAHOLM(L)

TRAVIS WOOD vs. HOUSTON since 1997
WOOD is 3-2 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 1.89 and a WHIP of 0.965.
His team's record is 6-3 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-6. (-4.4 units)
TRAVIS WOOD recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/3/2012HOUSTON5-4-1258Win,Over 6.3113054GONZALEZ(R)
9/12/2012at HOUSTON5-1-1158.5Win,UnderW7.7114016ABAD(L)
7/1/2012HOUSTON3-0-1158Win,UnderW7.7003004RODRIGUEZ(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 HOUSTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1085, -89.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (192-151, +2.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1137-1045, +5.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (181-144, +24.4 units)
Edge=CHICAGO CUBS
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (896-838, -62.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (107-103, -9.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (939-908, -107.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 55% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (138-113, +11.2 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[LF] 06/20/2013 - Trevor Crowe 15-day DL (6/21) ( Shoulder )
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[3B] 04/02/2013 - Ian Stewart 15-day DL (3/22) ( Quad )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/14/2013 - Steve Clevenger 15-day DL (4/14) ( Oblique )
[P] 05/28/2013 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (5/27), out for season ( Arm )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Rafael Dolis 15-day DL (6/1) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Zach Putnam 15-day DL (6/12) ( Elbow )
[CF] 06/14/2013 - David DeJesus 15-day DL (6/14) ( Shoulder )
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