Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Chicago Cubs
Friday, July 25, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

Travis Wood will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs, and he'll carry a 7-9 record into the contest. Joe Kelly gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals; he's 2-1 so far this season.

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

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 115 for the Chicago Cubs in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at GTbets.eu.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.4 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

Chicago (41-59) will face the 54-47 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 27 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 25-rated batting order, averaging 3.87 runs per nine innings, against the No. 29 lineup of the St. Louis Cardinals at 3.68 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.29 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -119 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 3-0 to the Rays on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 13-3 loser as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -128 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago was scored on plenty on Thursday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 13-3 loss to San Diego.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
St. Louis is 4-1 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 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home

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