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|St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs|
The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Wrigley Field.
The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one. Righthander Westbrook is 7-6 this season with a 3.48 ERA.
The Cubs will counter Westbrook with Jake Arrieta. Righthander Arrieta has a 6.07 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.St. Louis won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Pirates on August 15. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Reds on August 14. Bettors who backed the Reds at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Current streak:
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.
St. Louis: 69-51 SU
Chicago: 52-68 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Saturday, August 17