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MLB Game Preview - Cardinals underdogs vs Cubs at Chicago

St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
Aug 20, 4:10 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

66-59TEAM RECORD55-70

The Chicago Cubs host St. Louis on Saturday, looking to build on their 55-70 mark against the 66-59 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Edwin Jackson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-8. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Matt Garza, who owns a 5-9 record on the season with a 3.80 ERA.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cardinals listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 100, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Cubs) and the No. 6 (Cardinals) 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 Chicago's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 9-rated defense.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Cubs on August 19. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis lost in extra innings against the Cubs on Friday as Chicago edged them 5-4 at Wrigley Field.

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

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 21

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