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Cubs are Trending UNDER as of Late

The Chicago Cubs have undoubtedly been the best team in baseball all year long, but they’ve hit a road block as of late. Joe Maddon’s crew will be attempting to right the ship when they travel to St. Louis for a date with the Cardinals on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last six games against the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals are 7-1 SU in their last eight games after a loss.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Cubs' last seven games.

The Cubs managed only three hits in a 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday and have started their nine-game road trip by dropping two of three. The Cards have lost four of their last six homes series, including a three-game set against the Cubbies in late April.

John Lackey and Adam Wainwright will get the start for the Cubs and Cards, respectively. Lackey (4-2, 3.31 ERA), who is facing his old team, has allowed fewer than three earned runs in each of his last four outings but has notched just one win in that span. Wainwright (4-3, 5.92) has collected four-straight victories and owns a 12-7 lifetime record against the Cubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick


Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as favorites of -118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.7 win for the Cubs. 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

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 23-21 record to the battle against the 29-13 Cubs. 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. 5 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.36 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.64 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by M Bumgarner in a losing cause, 1-0, against San Francisco on Sunday.

The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Garcia's start, as they lost 7-2 against Arizona on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 24th