Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 4/23/24

Chicago Cubs (13-9) vs Houston Astros (7-16)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jordan Wicks (0-2) (5.29) vs J.P. France (0-2) (7.08)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +105 / Houston Astros -123 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB game 1 action at Wrigley Field. Here’s a Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs prediction.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Houston Astros are 7-16 on the season and just lost to the Braves and Nationals. The Astros have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Astros have won 6 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jose Altuve leads the Houston Astros with 33 hits and 7 RBI while Jeremy Pena and Yordan Alvarez have combined for 57 hits and 23 RBI. J.P. France gets the ball for the Houston Astros, and he is 0-2 with a 7.08 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be France’s second career game against the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 13-9 on the year and just beat the Diamondbacks and Marlins. The Chicago Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 6 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Chicago Cubs with 22 hits and 6 RBI while Michael Busch and Ian Happ have combined for 39 hits and 27 RBI. Jordan Wicks gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, and he is 0-2 with a 5.29 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Wicks’ first career game against the Houston Astros. The Cubs will meet the Red Sox after this series.

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs Injury Report

Recently the Astros put pitcher Cristian Javier on the 15-day injured list due to a neck issue. Javier is expected to be out indefinitely, so he could miss even more time. Ian Happ is questionable for the Cubs as he deals with hamstring tightness. Happ has been one of the Cubs best offensive players this season, and he hasn’t played since an April 19 win over the Miami Marlins.

Chicago Cubs Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the last 10 games between the Astros and Cubs.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Cubs have led after 5 innings in five of their last seven games as home underdogs.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last seven night games against AL West opponents.
  • The Cubs have led after 3 innings in four of their last six games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Houston Astros Team Facts

  • The Astros have won each of their last 11 Tuesday night games against the Cubs.
  • The Astros have failed to cover the run line each of their last five night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Astros have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games at Wrigley Field.
  • The Astros have led after 3 innings in each of their last three night games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
  • The Astros have trailed after 7 innings in five of their last seven games as favorites against NL Central opponents.

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs prediction

I'm not running to the window to back either J.P. France or Jordan Wicks, as they've both had major issues this season. France has allowed 20 hits and 13 runs in his last 14.2 innings, while Wicks has given up 16 hits and 8 runs in his last 13 innings. There's a reason this total is sky-high, and it's because these pitchers are in awful form at the moment. With that said, the Cubs have been the better team this season, and they're at home. Getting plus money to fade the slumping Astros feels like a steal. Give me the Cubs and the more favorable price. 

Randy’s Pick Chicago Cubs +105

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