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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jake Westbrook in this game. Westbrook has a 5-3 record and a 2.78 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Edwin Jackson who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Jackson is 5-10 with a 5.50 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-4 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on St. Louis at -246 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Cubs were a 13-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 55-34 SU
Chicago: 40-49 SU

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

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Friday, July 12