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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Joe Kelly in this game. Kelly has a 2-1 record and a 2.84 ERA this season.

It'll be Travis Wood toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Left hander Wood is 7-9 with a 5.12 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -125-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 13-3 loser as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -128 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -119 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

St. Louis:
Team record: 54-47
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road

Chicago:
Team record: 41-59
Chi Cubs is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs Saturday, July 26