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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Wainwright is 12-5 this season with a 2.30 ERA.

It'll be Travis Wood toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Lefthander Wood is 6-6 with a 2.69 ERA so far this season.

The Cardinals were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 56-36 SU
Chicago: 42-50 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to San Diego, Friday, July 19
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Friday, July 19