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Cardinals on a Strong Run Against Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals have rolled to the payout on the baseball betting lines at the sportsbooks in seven of their nine games against the rival Chicago Cubs so far this season as the teams start a series at Wrigley Field on Monday night.

John Lackey will take the mound for the Cardinals in Monday's contest; Lackey is 6-5 with a 3.30 ERA so far this season. The Cubs will counter with Jon Lester for Monday's series opener; Lester is 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA this season.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-4 victory for the Cardinals. 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

The Chicago Cubs bring a 44-36 record to the battle against the 53-28 Cardinals. 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. 8 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.18 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.78 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.18 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis rolled to a 3-1 win against San Diego on Sunday, as L Lynn and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Chicago threw a shutout at Miami in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by K Hendricks to defeat Miami 2-0 on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Tuesday, July 7th