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St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Matchup Report

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 17, 7:05 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Monday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Shelby Miller out against Travis Wood for the Cubs in this game. Miller is 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA on the season, while Wood is 5-5 on the year and has a 2.65 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-190 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 8 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mets on June 16. Bettors who backed the Mets at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Mets on Sunday, with Matt Garza throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Citi Field.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Sunday, with Tyler Lyons throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games
St. Louis is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at St. Louis, Tuesday, June 18