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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Cubs

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 15, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD6-3

The St. Louis Cardinals host Chicago on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-3 mark against the 3-6 Cubs in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

The match puts starter Paul Maholm for the Cubs on the hill facing Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. Maholm brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Westbrook is 1-0 to date on the season.

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 -180 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 puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 9 lineup of the Cubs at 4.1 runs per outing.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -185 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago suffered a 5-1 loss against St. Louis on Saturday, as Chris Volstad wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Miami, Tuesday, April 17
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 17

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