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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 7-6 record when they take on the Chicago Cubs, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Tuesday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Jason Hammel to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals is Jaime Garcia, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.40 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as underdogs of 106 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.6 victory for the Cardinals. 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

7-6 St. Louis battles the Cubs, currently with a 10-3 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 1 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.46 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.23 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Lackey silenced the Cardinals bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Wednesday, April 20th