MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chi Cubs Cubs Preview 05/03/2014

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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Michael Wacha in this one. Righthander Wacha is 2-2 this season with a 2.48 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jake Arrieta who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Arrieta is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 166-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Cubs on May 2. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
St. Louis: 15-15 SU
Chicago: 10-17 SU
ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 10-0
After a loss are 7-3

CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a win are 2-8


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs's last 21 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing St. Louis

NEXT UP:
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Sunday, May 4