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Lester Has Been Dealing At Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the bump in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday – and Wrigley has been good to the lefty this season. Lester has a 1.86 ERA while holding opponents to a .186 batting average in 14 starts at home this season.

Shark Bites
  • Yadier Molina carries a 10-game hitting streak into Sunday.
  • The UNDER is 8-3 in the Cubs’ past 8 games against teams with winning record.
  • The Cardinals are 6-3 in their past nine games at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs have not been nearly as nice to Carlos Martinez, who will get the start for the Cards. Martinez has a 5.25 ERA in four outings against the Cubs this season, only one of which was at Wrigley, which is his highest ERA against any team he has faced more than twice.

St. Louis finally got their monkey off their back by beating Chicago 10-4 on Saturday. Prior to that, the Cardinals had two-straight against the Cubs while not scoring a single run.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

98-56 Chicago battles the Cardinals, currently with a 81-73 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 17 in the same category at 8.71 per game.

Chicago owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, September 26th
Chicago at Pittsburgh, Monday, September 26th

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