Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Chicago
St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cardinals arrive at Wrigley Field on Saturday.
Joe Kelly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 3-1 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Travis Wood, who will be looking to improve on his 7-9 mark.
The Cubs - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 1 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).
Chicago owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 5-rated defense.
St. Louis was a 7-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as -125 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 7-0 to the Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis' last 18 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 22 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 18