Astros vs Cubs Picks and Prediction – 4/24/2024

By: Garrett Beaverson |

Last Updated: 04/23/2024 at 10:36 PM ET

Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs 04/24/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/24/2024, 11:40 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CHC -110 ; O/U 8.5

The Houston Astros head to iconic Wrigley Field for a compelling series against the Chicago Cubs, as both teams look to assert their dominance early in the season. This matchup pits two of MLB's storied franchises against each other, offering a perfect blend of high-caliber pitching and explosive batting lineups. Get in on all the action with our free MLB picks.

The Astros (7-16), who are a perennial contender, are off to a dreadful start in 2024. Houston is fading fast in the standings and will need to turn things around soon. The Astros have a power weapon in Yordan Alvarez, whose power-hitting ability poses a constant threat to opposing pitchers. On the mound for Houston in this game will be Spencer Arrighetti., known for his sharp breaking pitches and competitive edge. His ability to maneuver through tough situations will be key against a capable Cubs lineup.

On the other side, the Cubs (13-9) are eager to prove they can compete with the best in the National League. With a young, energetic team, the Cubs are led by first basemen Michael Busch, who continues to impress with his versatility and knack for getting on base, making him a crucial part of the Cubs' strategy to manufacture runs.

Our Free MLB Pick for Chicago Cubs vs Houston Astros

We are simply seeing two teams headed in different directions. The Astrios are struggling to win a single game. The Cubs are not at the top of the standings, but Chicago has been hitting the ball well and have a major advantage in the pitching matchup. We will happily take Chicago at close odds. Prediction: Cubs win 5-3

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