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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

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May 12, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Casey Coleman gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jamie Garcia brings a 4-0 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +140 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Cubs and the league No. 1-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9.7 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.8 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 11-4 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -126 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered a 11-4 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Jake Westbrook wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis' last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
Chi Cubs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Friday, May 13
Chi Cubs home to San Francisco, Friday, May 13