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Chicago Cubs visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago Cubs dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at New Busch Stadium.

John Lackey, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, while the St. Louis Cardinals trot Lance Lynn to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 120 for the St. Louis Cardinals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.9-3.3. 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

St. Louis (1-1) will face the 1-1 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 18 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 2 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 22 ranked offense (2.5 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 2.5 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 7.5 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (6.5 hits on average).

Chicago brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Milwaukee, Friday, April 7th
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Friday, April 7th