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Chris Carpenter Cardinals at Home vs Chicago in MLB Clash

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 23, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

69-87TEAM RECORD86-70

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade Busch Stadium on Friday.

The Cardinals will turn to Chris Carpenter and his 10-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Rodrigo Lopez (6-5) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -215 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Cardinals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 7-1 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Matt Garza blew away 10 Milwaukee batter in the Cubs' last start, leading them to a 7-1 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis lost its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Mets on September 22. Bettors who backed the Mets at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis suffered an 8-6 loss against New York on Thursday, as Jake Westbrook wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Saturday, September 24