The heated rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals holds a lot more weight this season compared to last, due to the tightly contested NL Central. With that in mind, I’m sure the Cubs don’t mind traveling to St. Louis for a three-game set this weekend, as the squad has gone 6-2 SU in its past eight games at Busch Stadium.
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- Anthony Rizzo is 15-for-40 with 6 XBH and 9 RBIs in his career against Mike Leake.
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of the Cubs’ last 22 games.
- The Cardinals are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home with Mike Leake as the starting pitcher.
Eddie Butler, called up by the Cubs to fill the rotation spot of injured Brett Anderson, will make his first major league start of the season. In five starts for Triple-A Iowa, Butler has posted a 1.17 ERA while allowing less than a hit per inning. The righty struggled last season with a 7.17 ERA and a 1.688 WHIP in 17 outings for the Colorado Rockies.
The Cardinals will counter with Mike Leake, who has been pitching like a bona fide star this season. Leake has surrendered just eight earned runs and just one home run through his first six starts of the campaign. The right-hander has been incredibly efficient, pitching at least 6.0 innings in each start while averaging just 96.8 pitches per game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the St. Louis Cardinals as -127 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 7.0-2.5 victory for the Cardinals. 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
The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 19-14 record to the battle against the 17-17 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 12-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
On offense, it’s a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 4.64 runs per nine innings, against the No. 10 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 4.88 runs per outing.
Defensively, Chicago features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.39 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 3.88 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Colorado staff and losing 3-0 to the Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field.
The Cardinals enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with L Lynn throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Marlins Park.
- Chi Cubs is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chi Cubs’s last 22 games
- Chi Cubs is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- St. Louis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis’s last 15 games
- St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at St. Louis, Saturday, May 13th