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St. Louis Cardinals host Chicago Cubs in baseball action

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 25, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Chicago battle on Sunday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Randy Wells for the Cubs on the hill facing Edwin Jackson for the Cardinals. Wells brings a 7-5 mark to the game, while Jackson is 12-9 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -190 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -205 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 2-1 on Saturday behind a start from Kyle Lohse at Busch Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Diego, Monday, September 26
St. Louis at Houston, Monday, September 26