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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Lefthander Chris Rusin will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Rusin is 1-1 this season with a 3.98 ERA.

It'll be Lance Lynn toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Lynn is 13-5 with a 3.78 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
St. Louis has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 50-64 SU
St. Louis: 66-48 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's 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's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs

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