Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Busch Stadium.
Adam Wainwright gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 0-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Samardzija brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.
The Cardinals were listed as +210 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 12 and the Cubs sitting at No. 8.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 7 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago won its last outing, an 8-0 result against the Brewers on April 12. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Matt Garza chucked 8 2/3 shutout innings at the Brewers in their last game, striking out 9 in an 8-0 win against Milwaukee in baseball action at Wrigley Field.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis suffered a 4-3 loss against Cincinnati on Wednesday, as Jaime Garcia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1
A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Saturday, April 14