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St. Louis Cardinals visit Chicago Cubs in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Chicago Cubs will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

Dan Haren will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs, and he'll carry a 9-9 record into the contest. Lance Lynn gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals; he's 11-10 so far this season.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-4.4 win for the Cubs. 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 (85-61) will face the 92-54 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.27 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.64 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.31 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 4.07 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 6-3 final on Thursday in support of J Lackey at Miller Park.

The Cubs enjoyed a 9-6 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Thursday, with K Hendricks throwing 3.1 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Saturday, September 19th