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Lance Lynn faces Scott Feldman in MLB odds action

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 20, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

29-41TEAM RECORD46-26

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

Lance Lynn will take the mound for St. Louis, and he'll carry a 9-1 record into the contest. Scott Feldman gets the ball for Chicago; he's 6-5 so far this season.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -184 for the Cardinals in this one over at SportBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 7-rated defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cardinals on June 19. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Edwin Jackson's start, as they lost 4-1 against St. Louis on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' 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 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Friday, June 21
St. Louis home to Texas, Friday, June 21

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