The division rival Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Wrigley Field.
The Astros will trot ace
Oswalt's opponent in this one will be
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
The Astros lost to
The Cubs lost to the Mets 4-1 as a -260 favorite on Sunday. The five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
When playing on Monday are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Houston
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
Chi Cubs home to