Cubs open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs host St. Louis on Thursday, looking to build on their 40-49 mark against the 55-34 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs will turn to Edwin Jackson and his 5-10 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Jake Westbrook (5-3) to the hill.
The Cardinals were listed as 125 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 11 ranking in that category.
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 8-ranked defense.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-4 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on St. Louis at -246 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis rolled to a 5-4 win against Houston on Wednesday, as Shelby Miller and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.
The Cubs were a 13-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-2 loss to Los Angeles.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 16 games
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Friday, July 12