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Can Luke Weaver Continue his Studly Run at Busch Stadium?

It’s coming down to the wire in the National League Central and the NL wild-card race. Two teams battling for one of the final playoff spots in the NL face off tonight when the Cubs, whose magic number is now at two, visit St. Louis with the Cards just 2.5 games back of the Rockies.

SHARK BITES
  • Luke Weaver has allowed just 4 earned runs in 26.2 innings of work at Busch Stadium in 2017.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Cubs’ last 8 games.
  • The Cardinals are 7-0 SU and on the runline in Luke Weaver’s last 7 starts.

The Cubs, 10-2 straight up in their last 12 games, have been taking care of business down the stretch. Their pitching, which has been superb, is the Cubs’ bread and butter right now. Jon Lester (11-8, 4.56 ERA), though, has been questionable all season – and since the all-star break, he’s been downright awful (5.11 ERA).

That said, he’s been getting an inordinate amount of run support in recent outings, with the Cubs averaging 10 runs a game over his last four starts.

Luke Weaver (7-1, 2.05 ERA), the pitcher they’ll face tonight, is unlikely to surrender that kind of offense. The Cardinals have won eight straight games in which the rookie hurler has pitched and he’s been terrific at Busch Stadium, posting a 1.35 ERA in 26.2 innings of work on home turf.

St. Louis is a slight favorite tonight and if Weaver pitches like he can, this should be an easy moneyline cash on the Cardinals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -123 moneyline favorites in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.0-3.5 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 81-74 record to the battle against the 87-68 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 12 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and their No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.76 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 lineup of the Chicago Cubs at 5.05 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.08 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago threw a shutout at Milwaukee in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jose Quintana to defeat Milwaukee 5-0 on Sunday.

St. Louis suffered a 4-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Sunday, as John Gant wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 26

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