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Hammel Has Been Unstoppable At Home

No team has been able to touch Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Jason Hammel at home recently, as the righty is 7-0 with a 0.98 ERA in his last seven starts at Wrigley Field. The Cubs continue their weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals who are in desperate need of wins to stay in the tight NL Wild Card race.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 3-1 in the past 4 games between the Cubs and Cardinals.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the Cubs' last 10 games against teams with winning records.
  • Anthony Rizzo has reached base safely in 17 of 18 games against the Cardinals this season.

Rookie Alex Reyes has been stellar for the Cardinals since being thrust into the starting rotation, as the youngster has a 1.53 ERA while allowing less than a hit per inning in his three starts. Reyes has also faced the Cubs twice this season – both relief appearances – and has yet to allow a run against Chicago.

The Cubs have made easy work of the Cards in their past two outings against one another, as the Cubbies have outscored their opponents 12-0.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

98-55 Chicago battles the Cardinals, currently with a 80-73 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. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.71 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.67 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.37 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Chicago, Sunday, September 25th