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St. Louis favored by -200 against Chicago on Tuesday

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 15, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

15-20TEAM RECORD20-15

St. Louis will look to improve on its 20-15 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Kyle Lohse in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-1 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Paul Maholm, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cardinals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -200 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 1 and the Cubs sitting at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.5 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Cardinals on May 14. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals 6-4 on Monday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 16
St. Louis at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 16

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