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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 2:20 PM
HOUSTON (29-47) AT CHICAGO CUBS (30-43) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
977: HOUSTON
978: CHICAGO CUBS
9.0
-165
29-47
30-43
39-35-2
32-38-3
3.8 / 5.0
3.9 / 4.2
(R) J LYLES
(R) J SAMARDZIJA
4-1
4-7
3.22
3.35
1.28
1.19
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
HOUSTONLYLES +173 
CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA-173 
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 road games14-22+559-140-43.1606-746-82.817-1899-92661-648
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.53-3+3.17-18-5.9182-228-35.83-214-9195-196
in June games11-10+6.429-46-9216-234-25.66-1535-36217-217
when playing on Sunday3-9-4.217-47-21.7231-199+19.46-532-26199-207
in an inter-league game7-5+6.417-25-0.4120-141-23.24-818-21118-134
in day games7-14-335-83-34.6403-428-57.79-1156-53359-434
in games played on a grass field29-47-0.3139-259-66.41126-1209-124.439-35205-1791101-1147
against right-handed starters20-36-2.995-195-61.51002-1026-90.227-27146-132972-987
after a win12-16+451-88-18.5687-658-46.413-1470-64653-648
when playing against a team with a losing record18-16+10.470-101-13.7702-578-10.214-1984-81597-635
in all games29-47-0.3141-260-64.41347-1361-102.839-35206-1811279-1328
when the total is 9 to 9.57-12-0.315-34-11.6393-420-70.710-727-17375-392
as a road underdog of +150 to +1751-9-7.48-37-24.454-114-27.36-426-1880-85

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 on Sunday3-8-4.423-39-12.6200-224-38.35-628-33208-204
in an inter-league game7-3+4.617-23-2.9115-130-233-516-21110-126
in day games15-23-683-111-22.3695-719-134.815-2183-103674-688
in games played on a grass field30-43-9.5162-236-51.81221-1326-24832-38185-1961204-1236
against right-handed starters19-30-8.9113-173-42.7934-1037-192.524-24141-137928-963
after a loss18-24-1.699-134-18.9676-725-84.121-21116-111668-675
when playing against a team with a losing record13-11+174-96-25.2634-628-153.59-1378-84582-629
in all games30-43-9.5162-236-51.81278-1410-270.232-38185-1961268-1307
when the total is 9 to 9.55-5-1.127-34-4362-408-97.74-625-32331-387
as a home favorite of -150 to -1752-1+0.410-9-4.3149-124-500-35-13128-134
in home games16-22-7.193-107-15688-657-154.121-1689-102648-645
at home when the total is 9 to 9.55-5-1.117-18-2.1180-163-37.24-614-19152-174
in June games7-13-5.128-48-14.6203-248-64.68-1131-39205-225
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
6/9/2013HARRELL(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)4-3W1309.5 unU652882
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) 
6/29/2013NORRIS(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
6/30/2013 LA ANGELS  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)3-4L-1409.5 unU882652
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) 
6/29/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ SEATTLEHARANG(R) 
6/30/2013 @ 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 Games29-47-0.239-353.80.2390.2935.00.2780.343
Road Games14-22+517-183.70.2410.2974.30.2690.335
vs Right-handed Starters20-36-2.927-273.70.2370.2905.00.2860.344
Past 7 Games4-3+1.73-44.30.2240.2803.10.2390.285
Grass Games29-47-0.239-353.80.2390.2935.00.2780.343
Day Games7-14-39-113.20.2220.2744.70.2790.342
Interleague7-5+6.44-84.00.2310.2972.80.2470.306
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2390.293762538607210770.032761927174446956588546
Road Games3.70.2410.29736120028998290.02129953091622230334221
Righty Starters3.70.2370.290561878445154600.031991415242534542456540
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.501.469258149129275421042058-1618966.7%
Road Games3.431.405110.349421081147796-68280%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games30-43-9.532-383.90.2390.2934.20.2390.303
Home Games16-22-7.121-164.50.2540.3134.70.2570.317
vs Right-handed Starters19-30-8.924-244.10.2410.2934.40.2400.305
Past 7 Games2-5-2.50-72.40.2010.2633.70.2410.288
Grass Games30-43-9.532-383.90.2390.2934.20.2390.303
Day Games15-23-615-213.90.2400.2983.90.2270.296
Interleague7-3+4.63-55.80.2930.3512.90.2060.254
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.293732475591230770.032711885413947154556549
Home Games4.50.2540.313381270323137500.041631082712024235313824
Righty Starters4.10.2410.293491681405160510.031881253512031636374535
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.131.327196959018523751719-11151353.6%
Home Games4.731.406106.7605610711431034-65645.5%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JORDAN LYLES recent results and season statistics
JORDAN LYLES - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.221.2784-11058.75.9222159516465-5+36-4
Road Starts1.821.0131-0424.76.2651936222-2+1.52-2
Last 3 Starts1.290.9051-03217.0331613182-1+1.31-2
JORDAN LYLES - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/18/2013MILWAUKEE10-1+1058Win,OverW7117005FIGARO(R)
6/12/2013at SEATTLE6-1+1257.5Win,Under 70030210BONDERMAN(R)
6/7/2013at KANSAS CITY2-4+2107.5Loss,Under 7226113SHIELDS(R)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent results and season statistics
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.351.1884-71599.36.64137849341106-9-2.37-7
Home Starts4.151.4771-2743.36.2212045419493-4-1.45-2
Last 3 Starts4.871.5251-1320.36.811112526192-1+1.92-1
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/18/2013at ST LOUIS4-2+1907Win,UnderW8.3227116WAINWRIGHT(R)
6/13/2013CINCINNATI6-5+1157Win,Over 65510046LATOS(R)
6/8/2013PITTSBURGH2-6-1107Loss,OverL6448117BURNETT(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 15-17 (+0.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
20 of 31 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+7.3 Units)
Games this season
HOUSTON is 1-1 (+0.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 12-8 (+1.2 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
13 of 19 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.1 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
HOUSTON is 1-1 (+0.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
6/22/2013HOUSTON4+130  61152NORRIS(R) 6263
 CHICAGO CUBS3-1409.5 unUnder81082WOOD(L) 6351
6/21/2013HOUSTON1+165 Under41040KEUCHEL(L)L6391
 CHICAGO CUBS3-17510 unWin103071GARZA(R)W8142
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JORDAN LYLES vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
LYLES is 1-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.00 and a WHIP of 1.056.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.2 units)
JORDAN LYLES recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/11/2012CHICAGO CUBS1-0+1008.5Win,UnderW5002025GERMANO(R)
7/24/2011at CHICAGO CUBS4-5+1608.5Loss,Over 6339015GARZA(R)
5/31/2011at CHICAGO CUBS7-3+15010.5Win,Under 7215004ZAMBRANO(R)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. HOUSTON since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 1-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.154.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/13/2012HOUSTON7-1-1807.5Win,OverW71141311GALARRAGA(R)
5/23/2012at HOUSTON1-5+1207Loss,UnderL6226024RODRIGUEZ(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 CHICAGO CUBS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1085, -88.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (193-151, +3.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1138-1045, +6.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (182-144, +25.7 units)
Edge=HOUSTON
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (896-839, -63.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (107-104, -10.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (939-909, -108.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (138-114, +10.2 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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