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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Edwin Jackson in this game. Jackson has a 8-17 record and a 4.74 ERA this season.

It'll be Adam Wainwright toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Wainwright is 18-9 with a 3.01 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 7-0 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 66-94 SU
St. Louis: 95-65 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 29