MLB Odds Astros vs. Cubs MLB Picks – July 30, 2009: The Chicago Cubs finally came to life last night, posting a 12-0 shutout victory over the Houston Astros and taking the series 2 games to 1. Despite the Cubs “W” St. Louis defeated the LA Dodgers in 15 innings last night, keeping the Cardinals’ lead at ½ game in the National League Central’s top spot.
This afternoon, beginning at 2:20 PM ET (1:20 PM CT) Houston and the Chicago will play an important makeup game from May 15 before the Cubs head to Florida and the Astros fly to St. Louis.
According to MLB Odds makers and MLB Picks experts at SportsBook.com have listed the Chicago Cubs [-200 ML] as the sports betting odds favorites against the Houston Astros [+170 ML] this afternoon at Wrigley Field. But before making your MLB Picks, get the latest sports betting odds for your free sports picks from the best online MLB Betting Odds sportsbooks.
With a tough manager, a loyal fan base, and high expectations, the Cubbies haven’t exactly set the world on fire this year. Nevertheless, they’re still within reach of the division leading Cardinals, but it’s not going to be easy down the stretch.
"I think I saw a quote from Lou (Piniella) the other day that if you're in this city, you have to be headstrong, you have to work hard and you have to be mentally tough,” said Micah Hoffpauir who’s trying to overcome a slump. “That's a big thing. It's something I have to turn the page on and get over it… I get a little more stubborn. I know I can hit, everybody here knows I can hit. I've just got to do it.”
Today’s makeup game pitching features: Houston’s RHP Russ Ortiz (3-5, 4.75 ERA) taking on Chi-Town’s RHP Kevin Hart (2-1, 2.08 ERA). Don't hesitate, Bet on the MLB Odds: Astros vs Cubs MLB Picks – July 30, 2009 and Get a 100% Deposit Bonus at Sportsbook.com.
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