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Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals with Odds and Betting Pick

Chicago Cubs


St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to St. Louis on Friday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball betting action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Shelby Miller out against Kyle Hendricks for the Chicago Cubs in this game. Miller is 8-9 with a 4.26 ERA on the season, while Hendricks is 5-1 on the year and has a 1.95 ERA.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.5 win for the Cardinals. A 3.8-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 71-61 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 59-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 20-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

How Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.76 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 28 and scoring 3.78 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.48 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.17 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 3.76 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 7-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 7-2 loss against Cincinnati on Thursday, as Jake Arrieta wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Adam Wainwright's start, as they lost 3-1 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

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