Adam Wainwright faces Jeff Samardzija in MLB odds action
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