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Cubs vs. Cardinals MLB Betting

The Cardinals will play host to the Cubs on Sunday night as the teams hit the diamond under the lights to close out their series.

St. Louis is slated to start Jake Westbrook (9-4, 4.86 ERA) on Sunday, and he's coming off back-to-back wins over the Astros and Mets. Righthander Westbrook was beaten by the Cubs back on May 11.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -150 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 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 16-rated defense.

The Cubs were a 13-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 13-5 on Saturday behind a start from Kyle Lohse at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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


A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Monday, August 1
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Monday, August 1

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