MLB Matchups  >>  Chi Cubs Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 05/13/2014

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The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Arrieta is 0-0 this season with a 2.89 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright. The righthander has a 2.02 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 250-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 17-5 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +151 were rewarded, while the 22 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Chicago: 13-24 SU
St. Louis: 19-20 SU
CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
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 at home

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 14