Sunday Night Baseball Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (15-16) vs. Chicago Cubs (11-17)
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Wrigley Field.
The Cardinals will trot Lance Lynn out to the mound in this one. Righthander Lynn has a 4-1 record and a 3.60 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Jason Hammel who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Hammel is 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Cardinals were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +173 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
St. Louis has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago has won 3 straight games.
St. Louis: 15-16 SU
Chicago: 11-17 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games at home
St. Louis at Atlanta, Monday, May 5
Chi Cubs home to Chi White Sox, Monday, May 5
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