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Jake Westbrook faces Ryan Dempster in MLB odds action

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 14, 7:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals will rely on Jake Westbrook to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ryan Dempster will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Jake Westbrook is 4-2 this season, and Ryan Dempster is 0-1.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 2 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.5 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was an 8-2 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Chicago at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, an 8-2 final on Sunday in support of Jeff Samardzija at Miller Park.

St. Louis was a 7-4 loser in its last match at home against the Braves. They lost as -143 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Atlanta on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 15