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St. Louis Cardinals take on Cubs in baseball test

St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
July 12, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

55-35TEAM RECORD41-49

The Chicago Cubs host St. Louis on Friday, looking to build on their 41-49 mark against the 55-35 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Joe Kelly to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Carlos Villanueva, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 3.81 ERA.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +111 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. 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 Thursday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 14 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Saturday, July 13