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Chicago Cubs Host St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Chicago Cubs
Monday, September 22, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs host St. Louis on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 69-87 mark against the 87-69 Cardinals in MLB betting odds action at Wrigley Field.

Adam Wainwright gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on this Monday; he's 19-9 on the season. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Travis Wood, who will be looking to improve on his 8-12 mark.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-2.8 victory for 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

69-87 Chicago battles the Cardinals, currently with a 87-69 mark. 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. 29 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 11.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 25 ranked offense (3.81 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.75 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.17 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at +171 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Reds, who beat them 7-2 on Sunday behind a start from Alfredo Simon at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Chicago was a 8-5 loser at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Jacob Turner's start, as they lost 8-5 against Los Angeles on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis

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St. Louis at Chicago, Tuesday, September 23rd

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