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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Edwin Jackson in this game. Jackson has a 7-12 record and a 4.96 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Joe Kelly. The righthander has a 1.82 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

The Cubs were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +178 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
St. Louis has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 52-64 SU
St. Louis: 66-50 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 12
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 13