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Chicago Cubs Starter Jake Arrieta Out to Silence St. Louis Cardinals Bats in MLB Contest

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to pick up a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

Tyler Lyons, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, while the Chicago Cubs trot Jake Arrieta to the mound in this one. He is 8-5 so far in 2015.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.5-3.9. 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

44-37 Chicago battles the Cardinals, currently with a 54-28 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 8 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.88 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.98 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.15 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.74 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 3.88 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Chicago 6-0 on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Tuesday, July 7th