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St. Louis Cardinals take on Cubs in baseball test

St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
Sep 23, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

81-71TEAM RECORD59-93

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will rely on Justin Germano to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle Lohse will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Justin Germano is 2-7 this season, and Kyle Lohse is 15-3.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cubs in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Cubs and the league No. 4-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 6-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -167 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals beat Chicago in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Wrigley Field in MLB wagering action.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Houston, Monday, September 24
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Tuesday, September 25

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