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HOUSTON (28-46) AT CHICAGO CUBS (29-42) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
925: HOUSTON
926: CHICAGO CUBS
OFF
-155
28-46
29-42
39-33-2
32-36-3
3.9 / 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 +154 
CHICAGO CUBSWOOD-154 
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
against left-handed starters8-11+1.345-65-4.3344-335-13.912-760-48307-340
when playing against a team with a losing record17-15+10.269-100-14701-577-10.514-1784-79597-633
in all games28-46-0.6140-259-64.71346-1360-103.139-33206-1791279-1326
as a road underdog of +125 to +1502-1+1.619-32-5.7110-155-51-221-29119-138
as a road underdog of +150 to +1751-8-6.48-36-23.454-113-26.36-326-1780-84
in road games13-21+4.658-139-43.4605-745-83.117-1699-90661-646
in June games10-9+6.128-45-9.2215-233-25.96-1335-34217-215
when playing on Saturday3-8-2.422-41-10.4200-236-58.28-338-23217-206
when playing with a day off4-4+2.215-24-0.9131-147-24.14-420-16125-140
in an inter-league game6-4+6.116-24-0.7119-140-23.54-618-19118-132
in day games6-13-3.434-82-34.9402-427-589-956-51359-432
in games played on a grass field28-46-0.6138-258-66.71125-1208-124.739-33205-1771101-1145

CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
when playing against a team with a losing record12-10+1.473-95-24.8633-627-153.19-1178-82582-627
in all games29-42-9.1161-235-51.41277-1409-269.832-36185-1941268-1305
as a home favorite of -150 to -1751-1-0.69-9-5.3148-124-510-25-12128-133
in home games15-21-6.792-106-14.6687-656-153.721-1489-100648-643
in June games6-12-4.727-47-14.2202-247-64.28-931-37205-223
when playing on Saturday4-7-2.623-41-15.5209-224-31.56-431-31194-224
when playing with a day off2-8-5.815-31-14.3137-174-56.94-620-21152-141
in an inter-league game6-2+516-22-2.4114-129-22.63-316-19110-124
in day games14-22-5.682-110-21.9694-718-134.415-1983-101674-686
in games played on a grass field29-42-9.1161-235-51.41220-1325-247.632-36185-1941204-1234
against right-handed starters19-29-7.5113-172-41.3934-1036-191.124-23141-136928-962
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) 
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) 
6/28/2013 LA ANGELS  
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) 
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) 
6/28/2013 @ SEATTLE  
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 Games28-46-0.539-333.90.2410.2945.00.2780.343
Road Games13-21+4.617-163.80.2450.3014.40.2690.334
vs Left-handed Starters8-11+1.412-74.20.2480.3025.10.2570.340
Past 7 Games5-2+4.23-44.40.2290.2792.90.2240.270
Grass Games28-46-0.539-333.90.2410.2945.00.2780.343
Day Games6-13-3.49-93.30.2270.2794.80.2790.341
Interleague6-4+6.14-64.30.2430.3102.80.2420.299
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2410.294742478597205750.032711887014346053568246
Road Games3.80.2450.30134114027993270.02124912931521327313921
Lefty Starters4.20.2480.3021963015653160.037349186181191311186
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.591.474253149129272421012027-1617965.4%
Road Games3.591.415105.349421051144765-67277.8%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games29-42-9.132-363.90.2380.2914.20.2410.305
Home Games15-21-6.721-144.60.2530.3114.80.2610.322
vs Right-handed Starters19-29-7.524-234.10.2410.2924.40.2400.306
Past 7 Games3-4+0.11-53.10.2020.2713.70.2550.299
Grass Games29-42-9.132-363.90.2380.2914.20.2410.305
Day Games14-22-5.615-193.90.2380.2963.90.2300.300
Interleague6-2+53-36.50.2970.3523.00.2160.262
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2380.291712410573223730.032651815243945651526248
Home Games4.60.2530.311361205305130460.041571012542022732283523
Righty Starters4.10.2410.292481648397158500.031851203452030834354434
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.171.344192948918423741689-10141351.9%
Home Games4.821.442102.7595510611421004-54640%
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 16-14 (-1.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
18 of 29 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+5.3 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 11-7 (+1.6 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
11 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.1 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

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, -90.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 55.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (191-151, +1.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1136-1045, +4.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (180-144, +23.4 units)
Edge=CHICAGO CUBS
 

No total has been posted for this game.
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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