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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 5-5 record and a 2.65 ERA this season.

The Cardinals will counter Wood with Shelby Miller. Righthander Miller has a 2.21 ERA to go along with a 7-4 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mets on June 16. Bettors who backed the Mets at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Chicago: 28-39 SU
St. Louis: 44-25 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 13 games
St. Louis is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, June 18