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Chicago Cubs take on Cardinals in baseball test

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 14, 1:05 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds


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

St. Louis sends Lance Lynn out against Chris Volstad for the Cubs in this game. Lynn is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA on the season, while Volstad is 0-0 on the year and has a 5.40 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Cardinals and the league No. 8-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 10.9 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Cubs were a 9-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago rolled to a 9-5 win against St. Louis on Friday, as Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Sunday, April 15