Carlos Martinez will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing against the Chicago Cubs when he last faced them back in May as he gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night in primetime MLB odds action at the sportsbooks.
Martinez is 8-3 with a 2.89 ERA on the season, but he was knocked around for seven runs on nine hits in just 3 2-3 innings when he faced the rival Cubs back on May 4. Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.65 ERA) starts for the Cubs on Sunday night.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
St. Louis was a -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 4.7-3.6 result in favor of the Cardinals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
50-24 St. Louis battles the Cubs, currently with a 39-34 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 5 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 7 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 20 at 8.41 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 9 ranking in that category.
Chicago brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals’s No. 1-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago suffered a 8-1 loss against St. Louis on Saturday, as D Roach wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
- Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
- Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis’s last 13 games at home
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at New York, Tuesday, June 30th