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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will meet on the field at Wrigley Field on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Joe Kelly in this game. Kelly has a 0-1 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Carlos Villanueva. The righthander has a 3.81 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
St. Louis: 55-35 SU
Chicago: 41-49 SU

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

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Saturday, July 13