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Cubs open season at home versus Cards

The Chicago Cubs managed to pick up the victory in five of their last nine games against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field last season as those division rivals meet in the opening MLB betting matchup of the season on Sunday.

Overall the Cubs and Cardinals met 19 times last season, with St. Louis edging Chicago 10-9 in that series and the OVER paying out for totals bettors in 12 of the contests. Adam Wainwright is slated to get the ball for St. Louis on Sunday night, while the Cubs will counter with Jon Lester.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Chicago Cubs were listed as -110 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-2.5 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 73-89 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 94-77 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 7 (St. Louis Cardinals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 26 ranking for hits at 8.12 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.42 per game.

Chicago owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 3.79 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis suffered a 6-3 loss against San Francisco on Thursday, as Adam Wainwright wasn't able to lead his team to victory at AT&T Park.

The Cubs enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Sunday, with Jacob Turner throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Miller Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Tuesday, April 7th

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