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Cubs open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

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Sep 22, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and St. Louis on Saturday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Travis Wood in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-12 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Adam Wainwright, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cubs in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 15 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 6-rated defense.

The Cardinals were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis lost in extra innings against the Cubs on Friday as Chicago edged them 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
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 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 23

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