With another L this afternoon, the Cubs’ losing streak will reach seven – the longest of such streaks since they dropped seven near the end of the 2014 season. Things are getting grim for the defending World Series champs but if you’ve been betting against them, your bankroll is likely gilded for this weekend’s action that will kick off with the Cubs hosting the Cardinals in a matinee matchup at Wrigley Field.
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- The Cardinals are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when opening a series.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the 6 games during the Cubs’ losing streak.
- The Cardinals are 8-3 SU and 9-2 on the runline in their last 11 games as road underdogs.
Starting for the division rivals will be righties John Lackey (4-5, 5.18 ERA) and Lance Lynn (4-3, 2.93 ERA). Lynn, a man in the midst of a revival season after missing 2016 because of Tommy John surgery, went 5.1 innings and allowed two runs in his only start against the Cubs this season, so he’ll be confident coming into today’s showdown after going 0-3 with an ERA of 7.64 in four starts against Chicago the season before he went under the knife.
Lackey, however, has been brutal with a capital B. He’s given up three or more runs in six of his last seven starts and he’s allowed 13 total home runs (five in his last three starts). St. Louis is not the most dangerous team (hitting just 27 home runs in May) but they’re a club that will kill you with singles and Lackey has been giving up plenty of those.
If the Cubs offense doesn’t spark it back up this series and pick up a struggling pitching staff, they could finally be toppled from their perch atop the World Series futures board.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 25-27 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 26-25 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 20-ranked St. Louis Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.08 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.69 per game.
St. Louis brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs’s No. 19-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by A Wainwright to defeat Los Angeles 2-0 on Thursday.
The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in J Arrieta’s start, as they lost 2-1 against San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park.
- St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
- St. Louis is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games
- Chi Cubs is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Chicago, Saturday, June 3rd