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

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS CHICAGO CUBS
26-26, 2nd in National League Central June 3, 2:20 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 26-27, 3rd in National League Central

St. Louis at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines

When: 2:20 PM ET, Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 2:20 p.m. ET, FSN Midwest (St. Louis), WGN (Chicago)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Mike Leake (5-3, 2.24 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Jon Lester (3-3, 3.86)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
St. Louis Cardinals [M. Leake -R] +1½ -145 +150 Ov 9 -115
Chicago Cubs [J. Lester -L] -1½ +125 -160 Un 9 -105
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The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Wrigley Field.

Mike Leake will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Right hander Leake is 5-3 this season with a 2.24 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Jon Lester. The left hander has a 3.86 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

Leake recorded quality starts in his first nine outings of the season before giving up four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. The 29-year-old gave up two homers in that outing and surrendered six in five May starts after not allowing a single long ball in five April outings. Leake is 9-6 with a 3.50 ERA in 24 starts against the Cubs, including a tough-luck loss on May 12 in which he gave up two runs in six innings.

Lester is coming off his worst outing of the season after giving up six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings in a loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The clunker came on the heels of the 33-year-old’s best start of the year, as he struck out 10 and held San Francisco to one run and four hits in a complete game just five days earlier. Lester is 3-4 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 starts against the Cardinals, including a loss and a no-decision this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Things haven’t gone as well as the Chicago Cubs would have hoped during the opening months of their World Series title defense, but clinching a series win against the rival St. Louis Cardinals would be a step in the right direction. The Cubs aim for a second consecutive victory over the visiting Cardinals when the National League Central foes continue their three-game series Saturday.

The Cubs snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 3-2 win in Friday’s opener, as former Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward knocked in the tying and winning runs. Chicago has faced a recent offensive outage, totaling just nine runs during the six-game skid before eking out a win despite just five hits Friday. “We haven’t been playing badly, we just have not been hitting,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters. “You can’t say we killed it (Friday) on offense, we just pitched well enough.” The Cardinals have been in the same situation recently – they haven’t scored more than four runs in any of their last nine games and have allowed just one run in their three wins during that stretch.

Chicago won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cardinals on June 02. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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St. Louis:
Team record: 26-26 SU
St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games

Chicago:
Team record: 26-27 SU
Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Chicago Sunday, June 4

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Cubs pitchers have allowed 14 first-inning home runs – tied for the most in the majors – including an MLB-high five leadoff blasts.

2. Cardinals OF Magneuris Sierra is 12-for-32 during an eight-game hitting streak to begin his major-league career, the longest career-opening hitting streak by a St. Louis player since Homer Smoot in 1902.

3. Heyward is 5-for-15 with three RBIs against the Cardinals this season and is batting a team-best .293 with runners in scoring position.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -160 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
STL TEAM CHC
4.12 RUNS 4.58
4.13 RUNS AGNST 4.57
-0.02 DIFF 0.02
-$434 MONEY -$1,367
3.66 TEAM ERA 4.02
8.60 OFF HITS 8.02
3.46 OFF WALKS 4.02
8.10 OFF Ks 8.64
8.35 DEF HITS 8.32
3.35 DEF WALKS 3.57
8.69 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 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis’s last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs’s last 20 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing St. Louis
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
St. Louis’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.1 11 4.6 8
St. Louis’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.6 5 4.6 6
St. Louis’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 7 4.4 7
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs St. Louis’s Overall Defense 4.6 8 4.1 3
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs St. Louis’s Road Defense 5.0 7 4.6 8
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs St. Louis’s Road ERA Allowed 4.0 6 3.8 10
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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