Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. St. Louis

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 19, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

29-40TEAM RECORD45-26

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Edwin Jackson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +-180-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

ADVERTISEMENT:

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 7-rated defense.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cardinals on June 18. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Tuesday, with Jeff Samardzija throwing 8 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Thursday, June 20

Share this: