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MLB Odds with Pick - Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals

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

It's a pitching duel between John Lackey for the St. Louis Cardinals (6-4 on the year) and Jake Arrieta for Chicago Cubs (7-5 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -133 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4 win for the Cardinals. A 4.6-4 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

48-24 St. Louis battles the Cubs, currently with a 39-32 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Cardinals, most recently No. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 19 at 8.39 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 9 ranking in that category.

Chicago brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Frias shut down the Cubs in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

The Cardinals enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Thursday, with L Lynn throwing 6 innings of 2-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of St. Louis's last 25 games
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Saturday, June 27th