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St. Louis Sends John Lackey vs Travis Wood in Chicago Cubs vs Cardinals Game

Chicago Cubs

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to St. Louis on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball betting action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter John Lackey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-8 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Travis Wood, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, St. Louis sat as -165 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.5 win for the Cardinals. A 3.8-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

72-63 St. Louis battles the Cubs, currently with a 61-75 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 20 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 26-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.15 hits per game, good for No. 26 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Milwaukee, Monday, September 1st
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Monday, September 1st

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