The best betting pick from Major League Baseball comes from the National League contest between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. The Cubs and Astros will begin from Houston at 8PM Eastern Time and WGN provides the live national television broadcast. With our MLB best bet we will play on the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros to play under the total of 7 runs. The betting odds from the Cubs and Astros were courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this NL game opened with the home team Houston Astros favored by -125 odds with the road club Chicago Cubs returning +115 odds. The run over under is set at 7 runs. Early money from the betting public has come on the side of the home team as Houston has been bet up to a -127 favorite with the Chicago Cubs take back at +117 odds. The run over under has not moved off of seven runs. Run line bettors playing the Houston Rockets and laying -1 ½ runs will get back +185 odds. Those who take the +1 ½ runs on the run line with the Chicago Cubs will lay -200 odds for their wager.
Taking the hill for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday will be Notre Dame product Jeff Samardzja who has been about the lone bright spot for the team this year. The right hander has pitched well this season and does not give up many base runners with a WHIP of 1.16 and a good strikeout pitcher. His past three games have been pretty good as Samardzja allowed just five earned runs working 19 1/3rd innings. In his last road outing the Cubs starter allowed just one earned run and three hits in five innings at the Milwaukee Brewers. The Chicago Cubs have struggled hitting against left handed pitching and the teams faces a southpaw on Wednesday. Chicago is hitting just .217 on the 2012 campaign against lefties and is 1-7 straight up in those eight games. During this seven game losing streak for the Chicago Cubs the club is pushing across less than three runs per game and have a team batting average of .223.
The Houston Astros will throw left hander Wandy Rodriguez to face the Cubs lineup in this night game from the National League central division. Rodriguez has been good in the 2012 season as the veteran sits with an ERA of 2.24 and WHIP of 1.09. That is just over 1 base runner per inning and when you allow few base runners you are able to avoid big innings against you which aids our play on the under here. Despite this great pitching numbers for Rodriguez he is just 3-4 this season as the weak Astros lineup doesn’t provide him enough run support. Backing up Rodriguez is a solid bullpen that sports an ERA of just 2.58 and WHIP of 1.07 at home this season as the corps had totaled 73 1/3rd innings pitched at the Minute Maid Park in Houston. There does not seem to be any slowdown from Samardzja and Rodriguez here and the under is the play with sportsbook betting.