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    Yordan Alvarez takes an 11-game hitting streak into the Houston Astros’ (21-19) matchup with the Chicago Cubs (19-21). The Astros are favored (-185) for this contest against the Cubs (+157), which begins at 8:10 PM ET on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s Framber Valdez and Chicago’s Jameson Taillon will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Monday, May 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -185 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 25th in MLB play with 35 total home runs.
    • Houston is 20th in MLB with a .238 batting average.
    • The Astros’ .307 on-base percentage is 23rd in baseball.
    • Houston strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank sixth in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit 16 home runs at home this season (0.8 per game).
    • Houston has a .339 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.0 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 7.4 hits per game and is batting .227.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alvarez has 36 hits and an OBP of .388, both of which rank first among Houston hitters this season. He has a .288 batting average and a slugging percentage of .568.
    • Among all qualified batters in the majors, he ranks 34th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and sixth in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on an 11-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .342 with three doubles, three home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker is hitting .271 with six doubles, six home runs and 21 walks, while slugging .443 with an on-base percentage of .358.
    • Among qualifying hitters, his batting average ranks him 56th, his on-base percentage 47th, and his slugging percentage 69th.
    • Tucker enters this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 31 hits this season and has a slash line of .204/.320/.322.
    • Bregman has picked up a hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with two walks.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 39 hits, an OBP of .303 plus a slugging percentage of .431.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 12th in Major League Baseball with 48 home runs.
    • Chicago has a team batting average of .266 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have an OBP of .340 this season, which ranks second in MLB.
    • Chicago ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 18 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 22 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
    • Chicago has a team slugging percentage of .439 in away games this season with 58 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .274 with 9.7 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger is batting .270 with nine doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 14 walks. He’s slugging .496 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • He is 58th in batting average, 71st in on-base percentage and 39th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
    • Ian Happ has a .425 on-base percentage to pace his team. He has a batting average of .303 while slugging .465.
    • Including all qualified players, his batting average puts him 19th, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 57th in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom is leading the Cubs with 29 hits.
    • Dansby Swanson is batting .275 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 26 walks.

    Astros vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Framber Valdez (HOU) Pitcher Jameson Taillon (CHC)
    3 – 4 W/L 0 – 2
    53 IP 19.2
    2.38 ERA 5.95
    1.038 WHIP 1.475
    9.7 K/9 11.4
    1.7 BB/9 2.7

    Astros vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine)
    • Cubs: Nico Hoerner: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Adrian Sampson: 15 Day IL (Right meniscus), Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Cubs (Last 10 Games)


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