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Cubs visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB clash

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 4, 4:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

23-32TEAM RECORD34-25

MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Chicago battle on Saturday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Randy Wells to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Kyle Lohse, who owns a 7-2 record on the season with a 2.13 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -185 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Cardinals) and the No. 7 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Chicago was a 6-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago suffered a 6-1 loss against St. Louis on Friday, as Ryan Dempster wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games at home
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Sunday, June 5

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