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Chicago Cubs host St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action

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Aug 18, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

70-52TEAM RECORD53-69

The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cardinals arrive at Wrigley Field on Sunday.

Adam Wainwright, with a record of 13-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Cubs trot Edwin Jackson to the mound in this one. He is 7-12 so far in 2013.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago was a +155 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on St. Louis at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Chicago 4-0 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis' last 19 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Monday, August 19
Chi Cubs home to Washington, Monday, August 19

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