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Jeff Samardzija, Adam Wainwright take mound in Cardinals vs Cubs tilt

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 18, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

28-40TEAM RECORD45-25

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

Adam Wainwright gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 10-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Samardzija brings a 3-7 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Cardinals on June 17. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-2 on Monday behind a start from Shelby Miller at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Wednesday, June 19