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Runs Plentiful in Cubs, Cards Rivalry

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The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will renew their heated rivalry when the two clubs start a three-game series at Busch Stadium Monday. Pitchers have gotten shelled when the Cubs and Cards clash, which has led to the OVER hitting in 10 of the past 13 matchups between the teams.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 2-6 SU in the past eight matchups between the Cardinals and Cubs.
  • Jason Heyward, who spent last season with the Cardinals, is hitting just .205 this season.
  • The OVER is 15-7 in the past 22 games between the Cardinals and Cubs at Busch Stadium.

There may be a little extra motivation for John Lackey, who will be making his first career start against the Cardinals after spending the last two seasons with the team before signing with the Cubs. Lackey enjoyed his trips to the mound at Busch Stadium, as the right-hander went 11-4 with a 2.03 ERA in St. Louis as a member of the Cards.

Mike Leake will take the mound for the Cardinals after some mediocre outings so far this season. Leake has allowed eight earned runs in 10.1 innings so far this season while giving up four walks. The new addition to the Cardinals rotation has fared well against the Cubs with a 3.15 ERA in 19 starts against the team.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

St. Louis was a -101 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-2.8 win for the Cardinals on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 7-5 record to the battle against the 9-3 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 1-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 1 ranked offense (7.08 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 2.58 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 9.83 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.17 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 2.5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by T Chatwood in a losing cause, 2-0, against Colorado on Sunday.

The Cardinals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Reds on Sunday, with M Wacha throwing 1.1 innings of 0-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Tuesday, April 19th