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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Lance Lynn in this game. Lynn has a 5-0 record and a 2.75 ERA this season.

The Cubs will counter Lynn with Travis Wood. Lefthander Wood has a 2.50 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

The Cardinals were a 10-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 9-2 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Chicago at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 20-11 SU
Chicago: 12-20 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Wednesday, May 8