Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs Matchup 4/25/24

Hoping to prevent a series sweep, Kyle Tucker and the Houston Astros (7-18) will visit Nico Hoerner and the Chicago Cubs (15-9) on Thursday, with first pitch at 2:20 PM ET.

Matchup

Game Spread Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Hitters Rating Pitchers Rating Open Current Open Current Open Current Open Current Line Moves
Houston Astros Houston Astros Astros Conf Confirmed 0 0 -1.5 (+122) -1.5 (+125) 3.5 3.5 8 runs 7.5 runs -134 -144 line-movement
Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs Cubs Conf Confirmed 0 0 +1.5 (-146) +1.5 (-150) 2.5 3.5 +114 +122

Odds Comparison

Vegas vs. Lineups.com Odds
Vegas Difference Vegas Difference
Moneyline -144 144 +122 122
Totals 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Win Probability 59% 59% 45% 45%
Over/Under
Vegas Difference
Over/Under 7.5 7.5
Against the Spread(ATS) History
ATS Home Away
8-15 5-8 3-7
15-9 9-3 6-6
Over/Under History
Over/Under Home Away
0-5-1 0-1-0 0-4-1
2-5-0 2-4-0 0-1-0
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
7 or less 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
8 or 8.5 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-3-0 1-3-0 0-0-0
9 or 9.5 0-3-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0
10 or 10.5 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
11 and over 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 3-9 25% 25 3.2
After Losses 3-11 21.4% 35.7 3.6
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 9-3 75% 66.7 6.1
After Win 8-6 57.1% 64.3 5.7

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5
4.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.1
3.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
5.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5
5.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.9 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.1
5.0 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.5

Houston Astros Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
4/24/24 HOU 3 @ CHC 4 -110 -106 7.5 runs 3.8 runs Spencer Arrighetti (R) .722 .278 3.7 runs Jameson Taillon (R) .670 .267
4/23/24 HOU 2 @ CHC 7 -116 -102 10.5 runs 5.4 runs J.P. France (R) .539 .182 5.0 runs Jordan Wicks (L) .913 .207
4/21/24 HOU 0 @ WSH 6 -172 +144 9 runs 5.5 runs Hunter Brown (R) .258 .129 3.5 runs Mitchell Parker (L) .845 .333
4/20/24 HOU 4 @ WSH 5 -178 +150 9.5 runs 5.8 runs Ronel Blanco (R) .532 .250 3.7 runs Trevor Williams (R) .741 .257
4/19/24 HOU 5 @ WSH 3 -154 +130 8 runs 4.6 runs Justin Verlander (R) .807 .351 3.3 runs MacKenzie Gore (L) .703 .250
4/17/24 HOU 4 vs ATL 5 +114 -134 9.5 runs 4.2 runs J.P. France (R) .801 .250 5.2 runs Max Fried (L) .618 .179

Chicago Cubs Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
4/24/24 CHC 4 vs HOU 3 -106 -110 7.5 runs 3.7 runs Jameson Taillon (R) .670 .267 3.8 runs Spencer Arrighetti (R) .722 .278
4/23/24 CHC 7 vs HOU 2 -102 -116 10.5 runs 5.0 runs Jordan Wicks (L) .913 .207 5.4 runs J.P. France (R) .539 .182
4/21/24 CHC 3 vs MIA 6 -124 +106 8.5 runs 4.5 runs Kyle Hendricks (R) .615 .222 3.9 runs Edward Cabrera (R) .765 .297
4/20/24 CHC 5 vs MIA 3 -220 +184 8.5 runs 5.6 runs Shota Imanaga (L) .760 .241 2.9 runs Roddery Munoz (R) .572 .229
4/20/24 CHC 2 vs MIA 3 -134 +116 8 runs 4.4 runs Javier Assad (R) .551 .212 3.5 runs Jesus Luzardo (L) .744 .242
4/19/24 CHC 8 vs MIA 3 -172 +144 9.5 runs 5.8 runs Jameson Taillon (R) .890 .312 3.7 runs A.J. Puk (L) .494 .176

Astros vs. Cubs Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Astros Starter: Justin Verlander
  • Cubs Starter: Javier Assad
  • Moneyline Favorite: Astros -130
  • Moneyline Underdog: Cubs +110
  • Over/Under: 8 runs

Astros vs. Cubs Matchup Statistics

  • The Astros rank 20th in runs scored with 101, 4.0 per game.
  • Houston is 7-1 in games this season when it scored at least five runs.
  • The Cubs have scored 130 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB.
  • In 14 games this season with five or more runs scored, it has posted a record of 12-2.
  • The Astros have a 5.14 team ERA that ranks 28th across all MLB pitching staffs.
  • The 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by Houston's pitching staff ranks 23rd in the majors.
  • Cubs pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.95 ERA this year, which ranks 15th in MLB.
  • Chicago averages 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, ninth-most in the majors.

Astros vs. Cubs Previous Meetings

Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
4/24/2024 Astros -1.5 7.5 -115 -105 4-3 CHC
4/23/2024 Astros -1.5 10.5 -112 -108 7-2 CHC
5/17/2023 Astros -1.5 8.5 -170 +145 7-6 HOU
5/16/2023 Astros -1.5 7.5 -175 +150 7-3 HOU
5/15/2023 Astros -1.5 7.5 -195 +165 6-4 HOU

Astros Leaders

  • Kyle Tucker has seven doubles, five home runs and 17 walks while hitting .281.
  • Including all qualifying hitters in the major leagues, Tucker's batting average places him 51st, his on-base percentage is 20th, and he is 28th in slugging.
  • Tucker brings a two-game streak with a hit into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .368 with two doubles, three walks and two RBI.
  • Jose Altuve's 36 hits, .412 on-base percentage and .602 slugging percentage all lead his team.
  • Including all qualifying hitters, Altuve's batting average is fifth, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is eighth in slugging.
  • Altuve has a hit in two straight. In his last five games he is hitting .217 with a home run and an RBI.
  • Yordan Alvarez is batting .273 with three doubles, five home runs and 10 walks.
  • Jeremy Pena is batting .337 with five doubles, two home runs and three walks.

Cubs Leaders

  • Nico Hoerner has recorded a .364 on-base percentage and a .365 slugging percentage, both averages are good enough to lead the Cubs.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB this year, Hoerner ranks 62nd in batting average (.271), 43rd in on-base percentage (.364), and 116th in slugging (.365).
  • Michael Busch has racked up 21 hits to lead his team.
  • Busch currently ranks 53rd with a .280 batting average this season, and 64th in on base percentage at .349. His slugging percentage (.560) is the 16th best in baseball.
  • Ian Happ is batting .244 with five doubles, a triple, a home run and 14 walks.
  • Christopher Morel has two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 11 walks while hitting .205.

Astros vs. Cubs Injury Report

  • Astros: Framber Valdez: 15-Day Injured List (Elbow), Cristian Javier: 15-Day Injured List (Neck), Jose Urquidy: 15-Day Injured List (Forearm), Luis Garcia: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Kendall Graveman: 60-Day Injured List (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day Injured List (Arm), Penn Murfee: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Bennett Sousa: 60-Day Injured List (Shoulder), Oliver Ortega: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow)
  • Cubs: Seiya Suzuki: 10-Day Injured List (Oblique), Cody Bellinger: 10-Day Injured List (Ribs), Kyle Hendricks: 15-Day Injured List (Back), Drew Smyly: 15-Day Injured List (Hip), Justin Steele: 15-Day Injured List (Hamstring), Julian Merryweather: 60-Day Injured List (Back), Caleb Kilian: 60-Day Injured List (Teres Major)