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    Yordan Alvarez rides a 12-game hitting streak into the Houston Astros’ (22-19) matchup against the Chicago Cubs (19-22). The Astros are favored on the moneyline (-175) in this matchup with the Cubs (+150), which begins at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s Cristian Javier and Chicago’s Justin Steele pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -175 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: TBS

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank 25th in baseball with 36 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • Houston ranks 16th in MLB with a .241 batting average.
    • The Astros’ .310 on-base percentage is 22nd in MLB.
    • Houston strikes out 8 times per game, the fifth-best average in MLB.
    • The Astros average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (17 total in home outings).
    • Houston is averaging 2.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .347 in home contests.
    • The club is batting .232 with 152 hits (7.6 per game) at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alvarez leads Houston in OBP (.397) and total hits (37) this season. He’s batting .291 batting average while slugging .567.
    • Among qualifying batters in MLB, he is 34th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage, and seventh in slugging.
    • Alvarez will look for his 13th straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last 10 games he is batting .361 with three doubles, three home runs, five walks and 10 RBI.
    • Kyle Tucker is batting .264 with six doubles, six home runs and 21 walks, while slugging .431 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • Among all qualified, he ranks 74th in batting average, 59th in on-base percentage and 76th in slugging percentage.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .212 with a .346 slugging percentage and 18 RBI this year.
    • Bregman heads into this game with three games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has six home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .255 this season.
    • Pena takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .368 with two walks and four RBI.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 11th in Major League Baseball with 49 home runs.
    • Chicago’s .266 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.
    • The Cubs have an on-base percentage of .339 this season, which ranks second in the league.
    • Chicago ranks 18th with an average of nine strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 23 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 19 road contests this season.
    • In 19 road games this season, it is slugging .435 with 60 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 9.6 base hits per game and batting .273 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger has nine doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 14 walks while batting .271. He’s slugging .493 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average ranks 59th, his on-base percentage is 74th, and he is 38th in slugging.
    • Ian Happ’s .427 OBP paces his team. He has a batting average of .303 while slugging .462.
    • His batting average ranks 17th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is 59th in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom has accumulated 30 hits, a team-best for the Cubs.
    • Dansby Swanson is batting .280 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 26 walks.

    Astros vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Cristian Javier (HOU) Pitcher Justin Steele (CHC)
    3 – 1 W/L 6 – 0
    46.2 IP 49.1
    3.47 ERA 1.82
    1.007 WHIP 1.034
    10.4 K/9 7.1
    1.9 BB/9 2.6

    Astros vs. Cubs Injury Updates

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

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