Cardinals Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 2, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 4, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (54-48) host the Chicago Cubs (41-60) in NL Central play, at 7:45 PM ET on Tuesday. Adam Wainwright takes the mound first for St. Louis (-166 to win), and Keegan Thompson is Chicago’s (+140) pick to start.

This article refers to lines valid as of August 2, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET. Find all the up-to-date odds for this outing in the table in this article and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Lines

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals have entered the game as favorites 52 times this season and won 33, or 63.5%, of those games.
  • St. Louis is 13-6 this season when entering a game favored by -166 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Cardinals, based on the moneyline, is 62.4%.
  • St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 47 of their 102 chances.
  • The Cardinals are 54-48-0 against the spread this season.

Cardinals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.8
HR 17
ERA 4.40
K/9 8.16

Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have come away with 29 wins in the 72 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Chicago has won 11 of 29 games when listed as at least +140 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 41.7% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Contests with Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 43 of 101 chances this season.
  • The Cubs are 52-49-0 against the spread in their 101 games that had a posted line this season.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 4.5
HR 12
ERA 2.05
K/9 7.98

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Keegan Thompson

  • Thompson (8-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cubs, his 14th of the season.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Tuesday, July 26 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when he threw seven innings, surrendering no earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • Thompson has pitched five or more innings in a game eight times this year entering this outing.
  • The Cubs have a 4-3 record in Thompson’s seven starts this season when they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Thompson’s team has compiled a 7-6 record in his 13 starts.
  • Thompson has had 13 starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and six of those games hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 2, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Rowan Wick 42 43.1 9.1 13.0 0.9 4.36
Mychal Givens 40 40.2 11.3 8.2 1.3 2.66
David Robertson 36 40.1 11.4 5.4 0.9 2.23
Brandon Hughes 27 28.1 11.4 9.0 1.7 3.18
Mark Leiter Jr. 11 41.1 9.6 8.1 1.8 5.01

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright’s team is 9-11-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw seven innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up one earned run while allowing five hits.
  • Wainwright has six starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • When Wainwright starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 8-4.
  • Wainwright’s team is 11-9 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Wainwright’s 20 starts with a total this season, nine have hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 2, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Giovanny Gallegos 37 39.1 50 3.43 7 10
Ryan Helsley 34 42.1 64 0.64 6 9
Génesis Cabrera 31 36.2 32 2.95 10 1
T.J. McFarland 27 30.0 16 6.60 1 0
Andre Pallante 18 82.0 59 3.18 4 0

Cardinals Hitting Trends

  • The Cardinals have put up two or more round-trippers in 32 games this season, and are 25-7 in those contests.
  • The Cardinals have had at least five extra-base hits in 20 games this season, and finished 18-2 in those contests.
  • The team has collected at least eight hits in 59 games this season, and is 43-16 in those contests.
  • The Cardinals have a 41-10 record in games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Cardinals are 16-5 in the 21 games this season when they have drawn at least five walks.

Cubs Hitting Trends

  • They have won 15 of the 23 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • In 24 games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 15-9.
  • In 53 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 29-24.
  • In 38 games this season with five or more runs scored, they’ved posted a record of 26-12.
  • They have won 12 of their 23 games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cubs (+140)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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