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Baseball Matchup - St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Odds Preview

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
July 29, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

42-63TEAM RECORD55-50

The Cardinals get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

St. Louis sends Edwin Jackson out against Matt Garza for the Cubs in this game. Jackson is 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA on the season, while Garza is 4-7 on the year and has a 3.72 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 4-2 on Thursday behind a start from Shaun Marcum at Miller Park.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +183 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered a 5-3 loss against Houston on Thursday, as Jaime Garcia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 8-15 SU in their last 23 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Saturday, July 30