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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

St. Louis CardinalsChicago Cubs
April 24, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds


The Cubs get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Jeff Samardzija in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Adam Wainwright, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cubs as +135 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 999 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Cubs) and the No. 11 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 2-rated defense.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cubs on April 23. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Chicago on Monday at Wrigley Field.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, April 25