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St. Louis sends Chris Carpenter vs Carlos Zambrano in Cardinals vs Cubs game

Chicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
June 5, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

23-33TEAM RECORD35-25

The Cardinals get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Carlos Zambrano gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 5-2 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Carpenter, who will be looking to improve on his 1-5 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Cubs odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 4 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 7 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 6 lineup of the Cubs at 4.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -175 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Cardinals on Saturday as St. Louis edged them 5-4 at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Cubs at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Monday, June 6
St. Louis at Houston, Tuesday, June 7