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St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
July 30, 4:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

42-64TEAM RECORD56-50

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade Busch Stadium on Saturday.

Kyle Lohse gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 8-7 mark. In the other dugout, Rodrigo Lopez brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-180 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Cardinals) and the No. 11 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Cubs average 9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 9-2 result against the Cardinals on July 29. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-2 to St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Sunday, July 31

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