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Baseball Matchup - Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals Odds Preview

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May 10, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Chris Carpenter gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 0-2 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Carlos Zambrano, who will be looking to improve on his 4-1 mark.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at -120 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Cubs and the league No. 1-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Brewers on May 8. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of Kyle McClellan at Busch Stadium.

The Cubs were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Johnny Cueto in a losing cause, 2-0, against Cincinnati on Sunday.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 11