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Kyle Lohse faces Rodrigo Lopez in MLB odds action

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 24, 1:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Kyle Lohse gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 14-8 mark. In the other dugout, Rodrigo Lopez brings a 6-5 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-201 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Cubs odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 11 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 8 lineup of the Cubs at 4.1 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Friday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Sunday, September 25