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St. Louis Cardinals Starter Tyler Lyons Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

Chicago Cubs


St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, May 12, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals battle on Monday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Tyler Lyons will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll carry a 0-2 record into the contest. Travis Wood gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs; he's 2-4 so far this season.

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

The Chicago Cubs were listed as 166 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3.3 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (19-19) will face the 12-24 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 7 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 11 heading into this contest.

How Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.68 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.14 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.53 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.75 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -151 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 5-2 loss against Atlanta on Sunday, as Edwin Jackson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Pirates on May 11. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Sunday, with Shelby Miller throwing 5 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games
St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs

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