Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks

July 22, 2012


The Chicago Cubs will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Lefthander Travis Wood will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Wood is 4-4 this season with a 3.91 ERA.
Wood’s opponent in this one will be Lance Lynn. The Cardinals righthander has a 3.27 ERA to go along with a 11-4 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
The Cubs were a 12-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.
Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 38-55 SU
St. Louis: 49-45 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 15 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Monday, July 23
St. Louis home to LA Dodgers, Monday, July 23

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