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Adam Wainwright, Jon Lester Take Mound in St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Tilt

The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the St. Louis Cardinals arrive at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs (6-6 on the year) and Adam Wainwright for St. Louis Cardinals (11-5 so far).

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.8-4.0 win for the Cubs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (49-46) will face the 47-49 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 19 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.71 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 20 and scoring 4.56 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.33 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 12 defense, allowing 4.71 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 11-4 final on Friday in support of C Martinez at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Sunday, July 23rd