With today's starters for Houston and Chicago having fared well against the bats opposing them, the Under looks like the way to go in the Astros, Cubs contest at Wrigley.
Houston will give the ball to Chris Sampson Friday afternoon in the hopes that he’ll be able to build off of last season’s decent effort. He went 7-8 with a 4.59 ERA and career-high 51 strikeouts in 24 appearances for the Astros in 2007 and has been brilliant against the Cubs in his career winning both games he’s started against them, allowing no runs and only six hits in 12 total innings of work.
[articleBanner]who2beton[/articleBanner]The Under cashed with ease in both starts.
He’ll square off against lefty Rich Hill who went 11-8 last season with a 3.92 ERA. He allowed only 170 hits in 195 innings of work with a stellar K/BB ratio of 183/63. He did have a problem surrendering the long ball though (27 overall).
Hill has fared well against his opposition in his career, going 1-0 with a 3.32 ERA, with the Cubs 2-1 in his three career starts against the division rival Astros. The Under cashed in two of those three starts.
Free Pick: Astros-Cubs Under 9 (-110)