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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview (August 9, 2020) Odds and Predictions

August 6th, 2020 MLB Baseball, Offshore Bookmaker

Few rivalries bring it all like the Cardinals and Cubs. Easy driving distance, good teams, and massive fan bases combine. With that in mind wagering handle for MLB bets should increase Sunday night. No division is more competitive than the National League Central. Chicago and St. Louis figure to be at the forefront of it. St. Louis was the surprise National League Central winner for 2019. As a result, the Cubs were caught off guard as the beaten favorite. That has stuck with them for the past year. Chicago still has plenty of roster from their championship days.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

Date and Time:Sunday, August 9, 2020, 7 p.m. ET
Location:Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Cubs at Cardinals TV Coverage:ESPN
Cubs at Cardinals SBG Odds:Click Here

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Chicago Cubs at St. Louis SBG Odds Analysis

Correlate such a quality rivalry on ESPN’s showcase game of the week. Gamblers have two excellent choices here. The Key will be correctly assessing the full value. Squares generally like the home team in such offshore bookmaker matchups. Sharps realize that the road team often brings a better price. Although the Cardinals can struggle at home. Offsetting that is the Cubs’ recent woes at St. Louis. Run production is a constant St. Louis challenge. Contrarily Chicago’s pitching reliability is unconfirmed. Which makes for a potential case on either side of the total. Handicapping wheels should spin with equal action.

Chicago Cubs Overview

At the onset of the season, the Cubs won nine of their first 11 games. David Ross is off to the best possible start as a new Chicago manager. For all that criticism from 2019, the Cubs still boast a top-five payroll.

Key Chicago Cubs: C Willson Contreras .314 AVG, .385 OBP, .629 SLG, 1.013 OPS, 7 R, 5 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

St. Louis Cardinals Overview

COVID-19 has limited Cardinals playing time. In sum St. Louis won two of their first five games. Last year the Redbirds snuck up on the National League Central. That is not going to be the case for 2020.

Key St. Louis Cardinals: 1B Paul Goldschmidt .316 AVG, .381 OBP, .474 SLG, .855 OPS, 4 R, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB

Cubs at Cardinals Betting Trends

The Cubs are:

  • 4-9 in their last 13 games at St. Louis
  • 4-9 under the total on the road against the Cardinals

The Cardinals are:

  • 6-9 in their last 15 games at Busch Stadium
  • 6-4 over the total at home
  • 10-6 overall in their head to head series with the Cubs
  • 6-8 under the total vs. Chicago

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals SBG Free Pick

On this occasion, we are treated with all that is right about baseball. It’s difficult to top a traditional and historic rivalry of top contenders. Presently the Cubs are in superior MLB Bets form. COVID-19 disruption of the Cardinals season has been problematic. So too is the fact that St. Louis bats are inconsistent. All of which points towards under the total. Until the Cardinals can score consistently, they are a risky bet. Especially against such a quality opponent. Chicago rates the advantage here. And should get a better price as the visitor.

Cubs at Cardinals SBG Best Bet: Chicago Cubs and Under the total

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