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Is Lucky Number Seven in the Cards for the Cubs?

It took over half of the season, but the Chicago Cubs are finally starting to resemble the team that won the World Series a year ago and ended a historic 108-year drought. On the heels of six straight victories, sportsbooks opened the Cubbies as -145 home chalk for today’s tilt against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cardinals' last seven games on the road.
  • The Cardinals are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road with Carlos Martinez as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the Cubs' last 21 games against right-handed starting pitchers.

Carlos Martinez and Jake Arrieta will get the start. Martinez (6-8, 3.36 ERA) has dropped three of his last five starts, with the Cards losing each of those tilts. The native of the Dominican Republic is 4-3 with a 4.16 ERA in 21 games (11 starts) against the Cubs.

Arrieta (9-7, 4.17) has won three of his last five outings, posting a 2.97 ERA over that span. The hurler is 28-13 with a 2.37 ERA all-time in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, including a 3-1 mark and a 4.01 ERA in six outings in the 2017 campaign.

St. Louis simply hasn’t been getting the job done in recent trips to the Windy City. In St. Louis’ previous four at Wrigley, the Cardinals are 0-4 SU.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-3.4 win for the Cubs. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (49-45) will face the 46-49 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 4-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 13 ranked offense (4.71 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.29 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.65 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis suffered a 3-2 loss against New York on Thursday, as Lance Lynn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.

Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 8-2 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday at SunTrust Park behind starter Mike Montgomery.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Saturday, July 22

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