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Cardinals Looking To Finally Get One Over On Cubs

Tommy Pham of the St. Louis Cardinals bats during an MLB baseball game against the New York Mets

The NL Central rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs has been a one-sided one with the Cards winning just one of the past nine against the Cubbies. Those nine games have seen the Cardinals outscored 48-22 while failing to plate three or more runs on six occasions. Can the Cardinals finally make this rivalry competitive when they open a three-game set against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday?

SHARK BITES
  • Anthony Rizzo is expected to be back in the starting lineup after missing the last 8 games.
  • Adam Wainwright had a 1.83 ERA in 3 starts vs the Cubs last season.
  • The Cardinals are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when opening a series.

Adam Wainwright, starting for the Cardinals on Monday, will look to rectify his early-season struggles. The 36-year-old has a 5.06 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in his two starts, taking the loss in each. However, Wainwright was stellar against the Cubs last season, posting a 1.83 ERA while holding batters to a .159 average in three starts vs Chicago.  

The Cubs will turn to Tyler Chatwood, who has been on a bit of a roller-coaster through this young season. Chatwood allowed just one run in 6.0 innings in his first start in a Cubs uniform, then followed that up by surrendering nine hits and five runs in his most recent outing. The righty was originally scheduled to pitch on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves but that game was postponed due to weather.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

7-7 Chicago battles the Cardinals, currently with a 9-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Cubs-Cardinals odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 8 in the current OddsShark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 7 ranking for hits at 8.71 per game. By contrast, St. Louis is rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.53 per game.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.67 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 6.6 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Carlos Martinez fanned 11 Cincinnati batters in the team's last outing, leading the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
  • Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Tuesday, April 17

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