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Arrieta Untouchable On The Road

Jake Arrieta is really good at pitching – which we already knew – but he has been ridiculous on the road this season. Arrieta is a perfect 5-0 with a 0.97 ERA and a 0.67 WHIP in his five starts while travelling this season. The current NL Cy Young leader takes to the mound when the Chicago Cubs finish up their series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs are 6-2 in their past eight meetings with the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals are 5-0 in their past five Wednesday games.
  • The OVER is 8-1 in Jake Arrieta’s past nine starts.

The Cardinals will send Carlos Martinez to the mound with the righty looking to end his struggles this month. Martinez went 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his four starts in April, but has since faltered to a 0-4 record and a 5.85 ERA in May.

One batter that has relished his opportunities against Martinez is Anthony Rizzo. The big lefty is 4-for-15 with two home runs, six RBIs and two walks in his career against Martinez.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, St. Louis sat as 152 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.3-2.6 result in favor of 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

St. Louis (24-22) will face the 30-14 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.43 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.61 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.22 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 12-3 final on Tuesday in support of J Hammel at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of St. Louis's last 18 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Philadelphia, Friday, May 27th
St. Louis at Washington, Thursday, May 26th