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Matchup Reports

Wednesday at 2:20 PM
HOUSTON (55-106) AT CHICAGO CUBS (60-101) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
955: HOUSTON
956: CHICAGO CUBS
8.0
-123
55-106
60-101
79-74-8
72-82-7
3.6 / 4.9
3.8 / 4.7
(R) E GONZALEZ
(L) T WOOD
3-1
6-13
4.15
4.39
1.02
1.20
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
HOUSTONGONZALEZ +126 
CHICAGO CUBSWOOD-126 
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 games55-105-29.2188-298-52.91318-1313-101.678-74234-2331239-1293
when the total is 8 to 8.530-45-4.878-122-25.4475-444-19.935-3699-96454-441
as a road underdog of +100 to +1255-9-3.316-30-12131-186-39.38-626-19160-148
in road games20-60-27.279-164-39.9592-723-86.743-34117-117643-630
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.58-17-325-54-14.7203-230-17.516-844-34228-195
in October games2-0+2.23-2+0.829-34-7.10-21-430-32
when playing on Wednesday6-18-10.535-39+4.8214-191+1413-1132-41192-198
against division opponents29-48-7.5102-131-1.6643-569+11.436-37109-114547-617
in day games15-31-8.653-94-25.1396-413-53.723-1768-68349-423
in games played on a grass field55-105-29.2186-297-54.91097-1161-123.178-74233-2311061-1112
against left-handed starters15-26-5.664-71+11.2336-323-14.319-2162-68294-333
after shutting out their opponent4-6+0.511-15-0.286-62+21.35-512-1483-64
after a win20-34-7.877-108-6.5675-641-49.427-2487-92639-634
after 3 or more consecutive wins3-3+1.615-20+2.7196-169-0.75-117-18179-178
when playing against a team with a losing record23-42-1591-125-24.2684-561-19.634-29101-106582-616
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season11-19-5.451-68-11.3397-284+24.415-1453-60314-341

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 games60-101-27207-280-59.51247-1367-261.872-82222-2401235-1269
when the total is 8 to 8.520-34-9.672-103-29419-456-76.924-2976-94436-415
at home with a money line of -100 to -1255-7-321-31-14.2138-122-1.23-921-29122-129
in home games37-43-3112-131-30.9671-635-14834-43104-127626-629
at home when the total is 8 to 8.511-12+035-39-7.5195-185-40.110-1229-41183-184
in October games0-2-2.42-3-1.216-27-20.40-21-421-22
when playing on Wednesday7-17-9.632-42-12.1201-203-32.79-1531-42177-211
against division opponents30-50-12.899-142-44.3605-616-103.538-41112-119581-584
in day games34-47-6.8103-130-29.3679-696-129.835-45104-119658-667
in games played on a grass field60-101-27207-280-59.51190-1283-239.572-82222-2401171-1198
against right-handed starters42-75-22.1142-202-44.6914-1007-184.655-58160-168903-939
after getting shut out4-11-6.616-23-5.269-89-306-915-2471-83
after a loss36-64-20.3126-151-13.4657-701-83.648-49128-137646-654
when playing against a team with a losing record26-47-19.895-127-47.8620-617-155.533-39102-110572-616
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season12-18-651-50-3.2351-317-52.911-1947-49324-323
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
9/19/2012HARRELL(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)3-0W1207.5 unU541472
10/3/2012GONZALEZ(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)0-3L-1307.5 unU472541
10/3/2012WOOD(L)HOUSTONGONZALEZ(R) 
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 Games55-106-30.279-743.60.2360.2964.90.2700.334
Road Games20-60-27.243-343.30.2330.2845.40.2860.354
vs Left-handed Starters15-26-5.619-213.50.2260.2904.80.2560.325
Past 7 Games5-2+6.62-53.90.2320.2712.70.2040.257
Grass Games55-106-30.279-743.60.2360.2964.90.2700.334
Day Games15-31-8.623-173.90.2520.3035.00.2690.334
Division29-49-8.437-373.60.2430.2994.90.2700.330
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.60.2360.296161537612704101450.0354145713591051093134117131129
Road Games3.30.2330.284802719634199660.022531956725152568547472
Lefty Starters3.50.2260.29041134130398380.031331223382226533293933
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.491.460499.42702495375519246712-30311863.3%
Road Games4.511.550239.4126120267291042083-1414766.7%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games60-101-2772-823.80.2400.2974.70.2590.330
Home Games37-43-334-434.10.2450.3084.50.2490.320
vs Right-handed Starters42-75-22.155-583.80.2390.2984.70.2570.325
Past 7 Games1-6-4.63-42.40.2000.2775.30.2910.350
Grass Games60-101-2772-823.80.2400.2974.70.2590.330
Day Games34-47-6.835-454.00.2470.3034.40.2520.320
Division30-50-12.838-413.90.2390.3044.60.2490.321
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2400.297161537912904371360.035654391230921035147104146125
Home Games4.10.2450.308802615641227640.023062395834350772617672
Righty Starters3.80.2390.2981173905933325970.02411329890727541018296103
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.481.528488.32632434885525840118-25281762.2%
Home Games4.131.4202551291172322713021715-1319967.9%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
EDGAR GONZALEZ recent results and season statistics
EDGAR GONZALEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.151.0153-1521.74.310101824174-1+6.82-3
Road Starts2.810.8123-03165.3551112143-0+6.81-2
Last 3 Starts6.351.1461-1311.33.888112262-1+2.42-1
EDGAR GONZALEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/28/2012at MILWAUKEE7-6+2458Win,OverW5.7334103GALLARDO(R)
9/21/2012PITTSBURGH7-1+1008.5Win,Under 1.7001011LOCKE(L)
9/14/2012PHILADELPHIA6-12+2057.5Loss,OverL4556112HAMELS(L)

TRAVIS WOOD recent results and season statistics
TRAVIS WOOD - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.391.1966-1325149.76.0797313025491158-17-6.612-12
Home Starts4.771.1892-61377.45.94441711421654-9-4.97-5
Last 3 Starts5.741.3400-2315.75.211101526180-3-3.12-1
TRAVIS WOOD - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/28/2012at ARIZONA3-8+1609Loss,OverL5555232KENNEDY(R)
9/22/2012ST LOUIS4-5+1508Loss,Over 5326027WAINWRIGHT(R)
9/17/2012PITTSBURGH0-3-1108.5Loss,UnderL5.7334019CORREIA(R)
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 25-22 (+7.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
28 of 44 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+9.6 Units)
Games this season
HOUSTON is 7-7 (+0.2 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
10 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+5.5 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 13-13 (+4.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
17 of 24 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+8.9 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 5-3 (+1.5 Units) against HOUSTON this season
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.6 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/2/2012HOUSTON3+120  51141NORRIS(R)W6042
 CHICAGO CUBS0-1307.5 unUnder40072VOLSTAD(R)L7150
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
EDGAR GONZALEZ vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
GONZALEZ is 0-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.400.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)
EDGAR GONZALEZ recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/11/2008at CHICAGO CUBS4-6+1258Loss,Over 5225123GALLAGHER(R)

TRAVIS WOOD vs. HOUSTON since 1997
WOOD is 3-2 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 1.95 and a WHIP of 0.927.
His team's record is 5-3 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-6. (-5.5 units)
TRAVIS WOOD recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/12/2012at HOUSTON5-1-1158.5Win,UnderW7.7114016ABAD(L)
7/1/2012HOUSTON3-0-1158Win,UnderW7.7003004RODRIGUEZ(L)
5/22/2012at HOUSTON1-2+1108Loss,UnderL5.7222123HAPP(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. (0-1050, -77.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 54.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (228-190, -7.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1108-1017, +6.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (217-190, +4.0 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 51.9% 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 out for season ( Oblique )
[2B] 10/03/2012 - Scott Moore expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Shoulder )
[2B] 10/03/2012 - Jose Altuve expected to miss Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Groin )
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 )
[LF] 10/03/2012 - Alfonso Soriano is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Houston Astros ( Rest )
[1B] 10/03/2012 - Anthony Rizzo is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Houston Astros ( Rest )
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