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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

A winning streak will be on the line for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one. Righthander Westbrook is 2-1 this season with a 1.07 ERA.

Westbrook's opponent in this one will be Carlos Villanueva. The Cubs righthander has a 2.85 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 20-12 SU
Chicago: 13-20 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 12 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 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 9 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Colorado, Friday, May 10
Chi Cubs at Washington, Friday, May 10