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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Cubs

St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
Aug 16, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

69-51TEAM RECORD52-68

The Chicago Cubs host St. Louis on Friday, looking to build on their 52-68 mark against the 69-51 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Jake Arrieta for the Cubs (1-2 on the year) and Jake Westbrook for St. Louis (7-6 so far).

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Chicago sat as +141 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 5-rated defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Pirates on August 15. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Pittsburgh 6-5 in extra innings at Busch Stadium.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Reds on August 14. Bettors who backed the Reds at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cincinnati staff and losing 5-0 to the Reds on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
St. Louis is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs' last 21 games
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Saturday, August 17