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St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
July 29, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

54-47TEAM RECORD41-58

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs St. Louis battle on Sunday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Paul Maholm for the Cubs (9-6 on the year) and Adam Wainwright for St. Louis (8-10 so far).

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cubs as +135 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 999 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 14 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Joe Kelly's start, as they lost 3-2 against Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Colorado, Tuesday, July 31
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Monday, July 30

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