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Cubs host Cards Sunday Night Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will close out the first half of the baseball season on Sunday night as they meet in their series finale at Wrigley Field.

And the Cards will be looking to get another win from Adam Wainwright on Sunday night, with the righthander 12-5 with a 2.30 ERA on the season. Wainwright is 6-6 in his career against the Cubs, posting a 4.50 ERA in those 28 appearances.

Chicago sends Travis Wood out for this game; Wood is 6-6 with a 2.69 ERA on the season.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +140 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 8 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 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 (9.4 hits per game).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 8-ranked defense.

The Cardinals were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

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

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
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 when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 16 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to San Diego, Friday, July 19
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Friday, July 19