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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will meet on the field at Wrigley Field on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Joe Kelly in this game. Kelly has a 0-1 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Cubs will be Carlos Villanueva. The righthander has a 3.81 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.
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.
St. Louis: 55-35 SU
Chicago: 41-49 SU
St. Louis most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's 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's last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's 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's last 14 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Saturday, July 13