With the loss, the Cubs still have won four of their last six meetings against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Since 2005, Chicago is just 67-83 against St. Louis, but that’s good enough for bettors to profit 288 units. Over the last two seasons, the Cubs and Cardinals are tied up at seven apiece, but it’s Chicago with the slight money edge (+202 units). That makes for a difficult handicap using historical data. What exactly are the Cubs vs Cardinals series odds?
- Game: Chicago Cubs (41-61) at St. Louis Cardinals (55-48)
- Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
- Television: MARQ, BSMW
Contreras, Happ Still Cubs After Deadline
Many thought that the game odds in this matchup would change dramatically with the rumors that player Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ would be traded at the Major League Baseball trade deadline which has come and gone with both still a member of the Cubs.
Chicago, who is 15.5 games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central standings and 13.5 out of a wild card spot, decided to keep Contreras who has an expiring contract, and Happ who has a year left. Word is, not many teams are as high on the Cubs catcher as GM Carter Hawkins may have anticipated.
The Cubs odds to win the division are now at +30000. In order to get a winner who must move off the side and see if there’s a betting odds angle on the total which opened at 8 over (-110).
We know when the Cubs go on the road against teams with a winning record, the under has cashed 13 of the last 20 times with a push after another under-winner in game one. Let’s see if there’s a Cardinals angle that gives us definitive confidence that the under is the right play.
Cardinals Bolster Pen, Starting Pitching
Many thought today’s Cubs vs Cardinals series odds preview would start with the announcement that Juan Soto would be a Cardinal, but instead, he took his talents to San Diego with teammate Josh Bell. It was no secret that the desire of Cardinals President of Baseball Operations was to add starting pitching, but the Soto sweepstakes were too enticing not to be part of.
The Cardinals were the latest team to fleece the Pirates of their stars after picking up left Jose Quintana and right-hander Chris Stratton, in addition to Jordan Montgomery from the Yankees.
As bettors, we must understand that when teams pick up new arms, as opposed to hitters who typically take some time to settle in, their impact can be immediate.
The impact that a few deals can make can inspire an entire staff which we saw last night. The Cardinals are a long way from being what the Chicago Cubs standings while bolstering their odds to win the division. Before the moves, the Cardinals were on a 10-1-2 streak against left-handers, and 7-2-1 when allowing just two runs or less in their previous game. Let’s see how we’re going to cash out tonight.
Mikolas, Steele Help to Cash Winner
There’s growing confidence in Miles Mikolas after allowing more than three earned runs just once over his last ten starts. In that span, Mikolas has allowed two runs or less eight times.
You would think that the Cardinals would be better than 5-5 in his starts but run support has been at a premium for the righty, receiving 4.4 runs/game from his offense. That number isn’t bad but it’s a tale of feasts or famine that brings us to the end of this Cardinals vs Cubs preview. Let’s count on the MLB Nationals. Count on this one to go under the total. Thanks for checking out our look at game 2 and your Cubs vs Cardinals series odds.Follow us on Twitter