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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Chicago Cubs

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:45 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Michael Wacha in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jason Hammel, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

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

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4-3.8 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 20-20 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 13-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 11-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 25-rated batting order, averaging 3.72 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 lineup of the Chicago Cubs at 4.03 runs per outing.

St. Louis owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 3.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +208 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday as St. Louis edged them 4-3 at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 16th
St. Louis home to Atlanta, Friday, May 16th

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