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Cardinals Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 6/24/2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (40-32) and the Chicago Cubs (26-44) square off in NL Central action on Friday at 8:15 PM ET. Andre Pallante takes the mound first for St. Louis (-164 to win), and Kyle Hendricks is Chicago’s (+140) choice to start.

The betting trends in this article are based off odds valid as of June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pallante (STL) Pitcher Hendricks (CHC)
2 – 2 W/L 2 – 6
42.2 IP 68.0
1.69 ERA 5.43
1.336 WHIP 1.353
6.1 K/9 6.5
3.8 BB/9 2.6

Cardinals Probable Starter Andre Pallante

  • Pallante makes the start for the Cardinals, his fourth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 1.69 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 21 games this season, the 23-year-old has a 1.69 ERA and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .244 to opposing hitters.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 17th in the league with 298 runs while batting .244 as a unit. It has a collective .392 slugging percentage (16th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 69 home runs (17th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Pallante

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
P.J. Higgins 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Willson Contreras 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.500
Rafael Ortega 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrelton Simmons 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christopher Morel 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Patrick Wisdom 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Ian Happ 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Jason Heyward 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Cubs Probable Starter Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks (2-6) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 14th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on eight hits in a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched to a 5.43 ERA this season with 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.6 walks per nine across 13 games.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in 13 starts this season.
  • The Cardinals have scored 346 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 625 hits, second in baseball, with 76 home runs (13th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Hendricks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 41 .317 13 0 2 .349 .886
Nolan Arenado 37 .270 10 3 4 .308 .822
Tommy Edman 25 .160 4 0 1 .160 .440
Harrison Bader 21 .381 8 0 2 .435 .959
Dylan Carlson 14 .214 3 0 0 .312 .526
Edmundo Sosa 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Knizner 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lars Nootbaar 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been favored on the moneyline 36 total times this season. They’ve gone 24-12 in those games.
  • St. Louis has a 10-5 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -164 or shorter.
  • The Cardinals have an implied moneyline win probability of 62.1% in this matchup.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by bookmakers 72 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 37 of those games (37-31-4).
  • The Cardinals have a 38-34-0 record against the spread this season.

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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 49 times this season and won 18, or 36.7%, of those games.
  • Chicago is 7-11 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +140 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 41.7% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 34 of their 70 chances.
  • The Cubs are 34-36-0 against the spread in their 70 chances this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up an on-base percentage of .423, a slugging percentage of .625, and has 88 hits, all club-bests for the Cardinals. He’s hitting .340 with 23 doubles, 17 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .281 with 18 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Arenado ranks 34th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman has 11 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 29 walks while batting .275.
  • Harrison Bader is batting .257 with six doubles, three triples, five home runs and 12 walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 276 .275 55 7 29 .351 .764
Paul Goldschmidt 259 .340 52 17 61 .423 1.048
Nolan Arenado 256 .281 33 14 48 .350 .866
Harrison Bader 237 .257 34 5 21 .300 .671
Dylan Carlson 185 .243 21 4 16 .311 .695
Brendan Donovan 155 .310 25 1 22 .418 .837
Juan Yepez 140 .279 18 6 18 .329 .786
Andrew Knizner 115 .191 9 1 12 .290 .542
Albert Pujols 112 .196 11 4 17 .298 .637
Nolan Gorman 101 .277 18 6 17 .342 .837

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .387, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .474.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Happ ranks 26th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 39th in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago in total hits (58) this season while batting .264 with 26 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Contreras’ batting average puts him 55th, his on-base percentage is 18th, and he is 22nd in slugging.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .231 with a .470 slugging percentage and 37 RBI this year.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .280 with a .312 OBP and 20 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Patrick Wisdom 234 .231 36 14 37 .317 .787
Ian Happ 232 .289 33 8 35 .387 .861
Willson Contreras 220 .264 40 12 28 .379 .874
Nico Hoerner 189 .280 18 3 20 .312 .704
Rafael Ortega 163 .270 20 3 11 .363 .743
Jonathan Villar 153 .222 19 2 15 .271 .598
Christopher Morel 139 .266 22 5 15 .329 .789
Jason Heyward 133 .203 15 1 10 .279 .557
Alfonso Rivas 111 .225 14 3 20 .320 .662
Yan Gomes 109 .229 8 3 8 .243 .592

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