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Cardinals meet Cubs on MLB betting lines

The St. Louis Cardinals will close out their MLB betting series against the Cubs in Chicago on Sunday Night Baseball.

The Cardinals have been losing ground to the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central and can see their playoff chances slipping away

View St Louis vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 3-0 to the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to LA Dodgers, Monday, August 22
Chi Cubs home to Atlanta, Monday, August 22