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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Online Betting Returns!

Posted by: Mike Davis
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After watching the American League win yet another All-Star match, MLB online betting players are now ready to return to the regular season’s action. The 2018 MLB sports wagering action will return this Thursday with an enticing St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs matchup. The Cardinals are working to make their way up the NL Central rankings. On the other hand, the Cubs are vested in maintaining their current NL Central lead. Let’s take a look at what MLB bookmakers are predicting for this Thursday night matchup.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs – Thursday, July 19th      

Series: Game 1

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, MLB TV

MLB Online Betting Odds:

St. Louis Cardinals TBP

Chicago Cubs TBP

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals fly into this Thursday night matchup sporting a 48-46 record that ranks them 3rd in the division. At the current moment, St. Louis is 7 ½ games behind the division-leading Cubs. And since St. Louis is 2-4 in their last 6 matchups, it doesn’t appear that they’ll be bridging that gap anytime soon. However, since the Cardinals are 5-3 versus the Cubs on the season, it’s looking like they could come out on top here. At the time of writing this article, St. Louis has not announced their starting pitcher.

Players to Watch: Jose Martinez (13 HR, 56 RBI, .297 BA), Yadier Molina (13 HR, 41 RBI, .274 BA), and Matt Carpenter (19 HR, 43 RBI, .263 BA).

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs crawl into this NL Central pairing sporting a brilliant 55-38 record that ranks them 1st in the division. With a 2 ½ game lead over the 2nd seeded Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs could use a bigger lead at the top of the NL Central. But considering that Chicago is 3-1 in their last 4, it seems that they’re doing what they can to get there. Once Thursday night strolls along, Chicago will be sending Kyle Hendricks to the mound. Hendricks is 6-8 on the season and brings a 3.92 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP to the mound,.

Players to Watch: Javier Baez (19 HR, 72 RBI, .292 BA), Kris Bryant (10 HR, 40 RBI, .280 BA), and Kyle Schwarber (18 HR, 41 RBI, .249 BA).

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
  • Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
  • Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • Chi Cubs is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet MLB games online take in this St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs pairing? All in all it might be better to stick with St. Louis here. They may be in a slump but the Cubs starting pitcher isn’t much of a threat. Also, the Cards have gotten the best of Chicago multiple times throughout the season. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 St. Louis.

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