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St. Louis favored by -191 against Chicago on Friday

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 9, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

50-64TEAM RECORD66-48

The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The match puts starter Chris Rusin for the Cubs on the hill facing Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Rusin brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Lynn is 13-5 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +-191-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Cardinals) and the No. 10 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 12-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 12-1 humiliation against Philadelphia.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +100 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Los Angeles on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Saturday, August 10

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