Cards face the Cubs Sunday Night MLB
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will close out the baseball betting schedule for the week on Sunday night as the teams hit the diamond under the lights at Wrigley Field.
Jason Hammel is the probable pitcher for the Cubs on Sunday; he's 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA on the season, and 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA in his two career starts against St. Louis. Lance Lynn (4-1, 3.60 ERA) will take the mound for St. Louis on Sunday.
Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4-3.5 win for the Cardinals on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 11-17 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 15-16 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 25 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 6.
How St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.86 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.55 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.14 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.32 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cardinals were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +173 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 3-0 to the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
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 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games at home
Chi Cubs is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Atlanta, Monday, May 5th
Chicago home to Chicago, Monday, May 5th