St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Friday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CHICAGO CUBS
26-25, 2nd in National League Central June 2, 2:20 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 25-27, 3rd in National League Central
St. Louis at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:20 PM ET, Friday, June 2, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 2:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FSN Midwest (St. Louis), CSN Chicago
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Lance Lynn (4-3, 2.93 ERA) vs. Cubs RH John Lackey (4-5, 5.18)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
St. Louis Cardinals [L. Lynn -R] +1½ -145 +151 Ov 8½ -130
Chicago Cubs [J. Lackey -R] -1½ +125 -161 Un 8½ +110
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will meet on the field at Wrigley Field on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

Lance Lynn will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Right hander Lynn is 4-3 this season with a 2.93 ERA.

Lynn’s opponent in this one will be John Lackey. The Cubs right hander has a 5.18 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.

Lynn is winless in his last four starts, though he pitched well enough to win two of them. The 30-year-old was dominant in a no-decision May 23 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing one run and two hits over eight innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts, but he gave up four runs in five innings in a loss Sunday at Colorado. Lynn is 6-6 with a 4.11 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) against the Cubs.

Lackey has lost his last two starts, allowing five runs over five innings in each. The 38-year-old owns just one quality start in his last eight outings and has surrendered 13 home runs, including at least one in eight of his 10 starts. Lackey is 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA in five starts against his former team, including a win in his season debut April 6 in St. Louis.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 161-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Once the spark plug for the Chicago Cubs’ curse-breaking World Series championship team, Dexter Fowler returns to Wrigley Field with the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game series starting Friday. Fowler, the leadoff hitter and center fielder during the Cubs’ title run last season, will receive his World Series ring in a ceremony prior to Friday’s opener.

The Cubs’ lineup hasn’t been the same without Fowler at the top, especially recently. Chicago lost all six games on a West Coast road trip that wrapped up Wednesday with a 2-1 loss at San Diego, and the Cubs scored a total of nine runs on the trip. The Cardinals also have scuffled at the plate of late, but dominant pitching helped them split a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week – winning 2-1 on Wednesday and 2-0 on Thursday. St. Louis is 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central, while the Cubs are three games back.

The Cubs were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at 200 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Dodgers on June 01. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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St. Louis:
Team record: 26-25 SU
St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games

Chicago:
Team record: 25-27 SU
Current Streak: lost 6 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Chicago Saturday, June 3

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is 11-for-32 with four doubles and two homers against Lynn, but the rest of Chicago’s active roster is a combined 10-for-58 with 18 strikeouts.

2. Cardinals INF Jedd Gyorko will take paternity leave Friday and Saturday before returning to the team for Sunday’s series finale.

3. Lackey has struggled to a 1-3 record and a 5.27 ERA in five home starts this season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

St. Louis Cardinals will win outright at +151 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cardinals 6, Cubs 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
STL TEAM CHC
4.16 RUNS 4.62
4.16 RUNS AGNST 4.62
0.00 DIFF 0.00
-$334 MONEY -$1,467
3.66 TEAM ERA 4.06
8.69 OFF HITS 8.08
3.43 OFF WALKS 4.00
8.08 OFF Ks 8.65
8.41 DEF HITS 8.40
3.31 DEF WALKS 3.54
8.71 DEF Ks 9.21
INJURIES
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Matt Holiday OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Carpenter OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Adams 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Michael Wacha P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Louis P 15-Day Disabled List
Mitch Harris P 15-Day Disabled List
Lance Lynn P 60-Day Disabled List
Brayan Pena C 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Walden P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Lyons P 15-Day Disabled List
Aledmys Diaz SS 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor Rosenthal P 15-Day Disabled List
Seth Maness P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Leake P 15-Day Disabled List
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs’s last 19 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
St. Louis’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.2 11 4.6 8
St. Louis’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.7 3 4.7 7
St. Louis’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 8 4.4 7
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs St. Louis’s Overall Defense 4.6 8 4.2 3
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs St. Louis’s Road Defense 5.1 7 4.7 8
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs St. Louis’s Road ERA Allowed 4.1 7 3.9 7
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CARDINALS
Cardinals are the highest scoring team in the league at 4.8 runs per game.
Cardinals have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.2 per game.
Cardinals are second best in K’s per game with 6.9.
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

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