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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

Jeff Samardzija will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Samardzija is 8-12 this season with a 4.33 ERA.

Samardzija's opponent in this one will be Jake Westbrook. The Cardinals righthander has a 3.94 ERA to go along with a 7-7 record this season.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -200 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 66-95 SU
St. Louis: 96-65 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games
Chi Cubs are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs