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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 9-11 record and a 2.98 ERA this season.

Wood's opponent in this one will be Lance Lynn. The Cardinals righthander has a 4.09 ERA to go along with a 14-10 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +156 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-1 winner at home against the Nationals. Bettors on St. Louis at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 66-93 SU
St. Louis: 94-65 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, September 28