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Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

After both having an off day on Monday, the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs will begin a three-game series on Tuesday night.

This first game will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois and first pitch is scheduled for 7:40 PM ET on TBS.

The Astros come into this game with a record of 7-16, currently sitting in fifth place in the American League West division. The Astros have lost two games in a row and are 3-7 over their last 10 games.

On the other side, the Cubs come into this game with a record of 13-9. The Cubs are in second place in the National League Central division and are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs betting picks and predictions

Over 0.5 First Inning Runs (-160)

For our main prediction for this game tonight, we are going to look at the first inning prop for there to be at least one run scored.

The Astros are set to start J.P. France in this game, who has a record of 0-2 and more importantly, has an ERA of 7.08. 

The Cubs will counter with Jordan Wicks, who also has a record of 0-2, but has a slightly better ERA of 5.29. 

Both pitchers have seen at least one run scored in the first inning in two of their four starts. Therefore, because this game is at Wrigley Field and has a high chance of early offense, backing over 0.5 runs in the first inning at -160 will be our best bet.

Yordan Alvarez Over 0.5 Home Runs (+200)

Our first home run prop for this game will target Yordan Alvarez from the Astros. Alvarez has five home runs this season, which is tied for the most on his team. He has only hit one home run over his last five games, but has been excellent when playing on the road this season, batting .375 with two home runs. 

Playing at Wrigley Field should only help his case for a home run as he also is facing a starting pitcher that has had his fair share of struggles. Because of that, backing Alvarez to hit a home run looks a worthy play at +200.

Cody Bellinger Over 0.5 Home Runs (+350)

Our second home run prop will focus on Cody Bellinger from the Chicago Cubs. Bellinger currently has four home runs on the season, the second most on the team.

Of his four home runs, three of them have been in home games where Bellinger is hitting .278 compared to hitting .178 on the road.

He is also facing a pitcher tonight who has struggled in more games than he has not, therefore there looks to be plenty of value in backing Bellinger to hit a home run tonight at +320.

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Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs odds

HOU Astros

-110 ML

CHI Cubs

-110 ML

Run Line

HOU -1.5 (+145)

Total

O/U 10

Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs player props

Player Home Run Odds

Jose Abreu (HOU)

+400

Jose Altuve (HOU)

+320

Yordan Alvarez (HOU)

+200

Cody Bellinger (CHI)

+350

Michael Busch (CHI)

+400

Christopher Morel (CHI)

+210

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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