15* NL Monday Undervalued Underdog on Chicago Cubs +100
Chi Cubs vs. Houston,
05/21/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 8
Money Line: +100 Chi Cubs
The Chicago Cubs clearly have the better starter on the mound in Matt Garza over Bud Norris. After six consecutive losses, including a sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the Cubs won't be lacking any motivation tonight.
They'll put an end to this losing streak behind Garza, who is 2-1 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.037 WHIP in seven starts this season. The right-hander is is 1-0 with a 1.45 ERA and 1.018 WHIP over his last three starts. Garza has posted a 3.00 ERA and 1.100 WHIP in four career starts against Houston.
Garza is 13-1 against the money line vs. terrible power teams - averaging 0.75 or less HR's/game over the last 2 seasons. The Cubs are 9-4 in Garza's last 13 starts, and 7-1 in his last 8 starts vs. NL Central opponents. The Astros are 41-88 in their last 129 games vs. a right-handed starter. Take the Cubs Monday.