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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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July 27, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Friday as host Chicago battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Travis Wood in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-5 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Lance Lynn, 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 set the Cubs as +145 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 14 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.9 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 10-ranked defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Dodgers on July 26. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Capuano and the Dodgers 7-4 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

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 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Saturday, July 28