MLB Betting – Chicago Cubs at Houston

April 17th, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

MLB betting on Tuesday include the opener of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. Both of these teams have struggled this season but Houston is normally stronger at home and the Cubs are weaker on the road so gamblers that bet on MLB action have an interesting choice in this game.

MLB betting odds are very close on this Tuesday matchup. The Cubs are expected to go with Ted Lilly while the Astros counter with Brian Moehler. Lilly has been the Cubs best starter as he is 6-4 on the season with a 3.28 ERA. Lilly allowed just two runs, only one of which was earned in his last start against Atlanta but didn’t get a decision. He gave up six hits and struck out seven as MLB betting numbers tell us. Lilly has been far better at home than on the road as MLB betting statistics show. Lilly is 4-1 on the road but just 2-3 on the road in MLB betting. He has pitched very well in his career against the Astros though. He was 2-0 against them last year with a 1.40 ERA as betting statistics indicate. Gamblers that bet on MLB action should be aware that he is 3-1 with a 2.52 ERA in his career against the Astros.

Moehler is 2-3 this season in baseball betting with a 6.37 ERA. He has faced the Cubs twice already this season going 1-1. Last year he was 1-2 with a 3.68 ERA in four starts versus the Cubs as sports betting numbers show. He is 3-3 with a 5.05 ERA in nine starts against them in his career as sports betting stats show.

MLB wagering stats tell us that the teams have split their last 20 games. What is surprising about this betting series is that the road team excels. Gamblers that bet on MLB action know that the Cubs have won 7 of the last 10 games at Houston.

The MLB betting total at the sportsbook is weird in this series. The games at Chicago between the two teams go under the MLB betting total at the sportsbook while the games at Houston go over. The bet on MLB number has the over at 6-3-1 in the last ten meetings between the two teams at Houston.

You can bet on MLB action on Tuesday by opening an account at SBG Global.


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