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Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 11, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

52-64TEAM RECORD66-50

Baseball bettors look for value at Busch Stadium on Sunday as host St. Louis battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

St. Louis sends Joe Kelly out against Edwin Jackson for the Cubs in this game. Kelly is 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA on the season, while Jackson is 7-12 on the year and has a 4.96 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cardinals as -200 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +178 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over St. Louis on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind starter Carlos Villanueva.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 12
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 13