Game 3 Cardinals vs Cubs Game Preview: Cubs Playing for Pride, Cards Looking to Pad Lead

Cardinals vs Cubs, Always Classic, Never Much Love!

The St. Louis Cardinals lead the season series against Chicago 9-5, including five of seven at Wrigley after yesterday’s doubleheader split. Over their last 13 meetings in the Windy City, the Red Birds have won nine. The over is on a 9-4 run when St. Louis faces a team with a losing record. Let’s see where our bets are as we continue our Cardinals vs Cubs Game Preview.

Game Information

  • Matchup: St. Louis Cardinals (71-52) at Chicago Cubs (53-70)
  • Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Day/Time:
  • Television: BSMW, MARQ

Cardinals Look To Start Another Win Streak

We knew that the St. Louis Cardinals odds to win the division favor them, but by the end of 2022 they may end up dominating the rest of the field.

The Cards have won 10 of their last 11 with the opening game of yesterday’s doubleheader being the only loss. In that loss, there were plenty of chances for St. Louis after leaving 10 runners in scoring position.

St. Louis owns the second-best record since the All-Star break at 21-8. A big part of the cardinals’ success is the resurgence of Albert Pujols who was hitting .469 in August to start the series. The Cardinals look to be the easy side but as we continue our Cardinals vs Cubs game preview there may be a more attractive plus money opportunity.

Cubs Getting Quality Starts

The Chicago Cubs betting odds will not reflect a team that should compete with the upper echelon of the division for the rest of the season but that doesn’t mean we should overlook the terrific starting pitching that the Cubs are receiving.

Over their last 10 games, Chicago starters own a 2.53 ERA. That’s good enough to keep them in most ball games, especially when you have a run-line wager. Player Luke Farrell hopes to continue that streak as he makes his 2022 debut after signing a free agent contract in April.

At AAA Iowa, Farrell was 3-4 with a 5.03 era. He has started just five games in his major league career but that always seems to give the opposition fits because they don’t yet have a book on the 31-year-old right-hander. The Cubs betting odds are a reflection of that as the number has dropped from +188 to +180.

Public Putting the Cardinals On Their Parlays

We know the Cardinals are the better team but there’s no way we can have a wager on a -212 favorite. The public is more likely to put the Cardinals on their parlays. Early action shows 95% of all early parlays have the Cardinals on their ticket.

A typical betting pattern with a large favorite. To conclude our Cardinals vs Cubs Game preview we recommended getting on the Chicago Cubs and the run-line.

You know that the starting pitching has been good enough to keep the Cubs within range of the lead and we’re getting plus money (+105). Chicago has won 10 of their last 14 home games and eight of 11 at home against right-handed starters. Let’s go against the division favorite one more time in this series.

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