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Cardinals Have Had Plenty Of Problems At Wrigley Field

If the St. Louis Cardinals want to make a serious run at an NL wild card spot they need to reverse their porous play at Wrigley Field. With the 8-2 loss in the series opener Friday, the Cards have now won just once in their past eight games at the friendly confines. Can the Cards get back on track or will the Chicago Cubs continue to roll Saturday?

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last 5 games during the afternoon.
  • This Cubs lineup is slashing a collective .319/.365/.655 in their careers vs Michael Wacha.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Cardinals' last 7 games with Michael Wacha as the starting pitcher.

The Cardinals turn to Michael Wacha on the bump with the righty coming off one of his most impressive stretches of the season. Wacha has allowed just four earned runs in his past three outings while recording a quality start in each occasion. That being said, Wacha has posted an ugly 9.58 ERA in two starts against the Cubs this year.

Kyle Hendricks, who gets the starts for the Cubs in this one, has been quietly one of the better pitchers since the all-star break. Hendricks has a 2.58 ERA in his 10 starts since the midsummer classic and has not once surrendered more than three earned runs in an outing.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (81-66) will face the 77-70 Cardinals in this tilt. 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. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting St. Louis Cardinals rank No. 15 at 8.73 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 17 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.58 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis suffered a 8-2 loss against Chicago on Friday, as C Martinez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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St. Louis at Chicago, Sunday, September 17th