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MLB Betting Line Favors the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago Cubs dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will turn to Carlos Martinez and his 13-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send Jon Lester (9-10) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -122 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.7-4.8 win for the Cubs on Wednesday. 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 87-51 record to the battle against the 80-57 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Cardinals, most recently No. 13 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 23 ranked offense (4.03 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 3.91 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.66 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.15 hits on average).

St. Louis owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.03 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 8-5 final on Tuesday in support of J Hammel at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Philadelphia, Thursday, September 10th
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Thursday, September 10th