Cardinals vs Cubs Odds & Picks for Sunday Night Baseball (June 5)

Cardinals vs Cubs Odds & Picks for Sunday Night Baseball (June 5)

Cardinals vs Cubs odds

Jun 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by third baseman Brendan Donovan (not pictured) against the Chicago Cubs in the tenth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The St Louis Cardinals are -140 road favorites over the Chicago Cubs in the weekly MLB Sunday Night Baseball game on Sunday, June 5
Chicago and St Louis have split the first four games of this five-game series
All of the odds, picks, predictions and best bets are analyzed in the following story

It appears that the Chicago Cubs (23-31,11-19 home) are turning the tide on the St Louis Cardinals (31-23, 15-12 away). Chicago has won four of the last six games against St Louis. Prior to that stretch, the Cards won seven in a row over the Cubbies.

Chicago will seek to win a second straight series from the Cardinals as they play the fifth game of this weekend series in the Second City. Each team has won two games thus far in the set.

Oddsmakers, though, are going with the Redbirds. It’s St Louis that is set as the -140 favorite to take Sunday night’s rubber match. Chicago is 2-7 against the runline over the past nine games.

Cardinals vs Cubs Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
St Louis Cardinals
-140
-1.5 (-120)
O 8.5 (+100)
Chicago Cubs
+120
+1.5 (-140)
U 8.5 (-120)

Odds as of June 5th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars promo codes.

First pitch at Wrigley Field is set for 7:08 pm ET on Sunday, June 5. In the forecast, there’s rain, 3 mph wind and a temperature of 72 degrees.

At odds of -140, the Cardinals are offering an implied probability of victory of 58.33. A successful $10 wager on the Cardinals would be producing a return of $17.10.

In MLB betting trends, in both the moneyline and spread splits, public betting is backing the Cardinals at 52%. The public is also leaning toward the under at a rate of 52%.

As far as the NL Division odds go, the Cardinals are the +280 second betting option in the NL Central. The Cubs are the third betting choice but at a distant betting line of +6000. In the World Series odds, St Louis is 13th at odds of +3000.

St Louis vs Chicago Probable Pitchers

Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has led the NL in complete games in each of the past two seasons. He’s worked seven innings in three of his past five starts.

Wainwright was 3-1 in May with a 1.69 ERA. He has allowed a home run in three of his last four starts, though.

Adam Wainwright ERA by season since turning 35 years old

2017: 5.11 ERA (age 35)
2018: 4.46 ERA (age 36) 📉
2019: 4.19 ERA (age 37) 📉
2020: 3.15 ERA (age 38) 📉
2021: 3.05 ERA (age 39) 📉
2022: 2.75 ERA (age 40) 📉 pic.twitter.com/2sgitOtxdX

— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) June 1, 2022

Wainwright is 3-2  with  3.10 ERA on the road this season. Over his career, Wainwright has made 53 appearances against the Cubs, including 44 starts. He’s 17-13 with a 3.93 ERA. As well, he’s 12-5 with a 4.06 ERA over 28 appearances at Wrigley Field that include 23 starts.

Wainwright vs Steele

5-4
Record
1-5
2.75
ERA
5.40
3.76
xERA
3.48
1.19
WHIP
1.58
2.40
SO/W Ratio
2.00

Cubs lefty Justin Steele got the win in a 9-0 shutout of the Milwaukee Brewers on April 9. In nine starts since he’s 0-5 with a 6.17 ERA.

In his last two starts. Steele has been roughed up for 10 earned runs over seven innings pitched. That works out to a 12.86 ERA.

Every single Justin Steele start he gets rocked the 2nd time through the order. Maybe the bullpen would make more sense??? #Cubs

— Scott Hatch (@scotthatch22) June 1, 2022

In four home starts this season, he’s 0-2 with a 7.04 ERA. Agains St Louis, Steele has made one start and is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA.

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Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Cardinals Batters
Batting Average vs Steele
Cubs Batters
Batting Average vs Waiwright
Nolan Arenado
.333
Willson Contreras
.174
Harrison Bader
.500
Clint Frazier
.000
Corey Dickerson
.000
Ian Happ
.400
Brendan Donovan
.000
Jason Heyward
.357
Tommy Edman
.667
PJ Higgins
.000
Paul Goldschmidt
.333
Nico Hoerner
.250
Nolan Gorman
.000
Nick Madrigal
.000
Andrew Knizner
.000
Christopher Morel
.000
Yadier Molina
.000
Rafael Ortega
.667
Lars Nootbaar
.000
Alfonso Rivas
.000
Albert Pujols
.000
Frank Schwindel
.000
Edmundo Sosa
.000
Andrelton Simmons
.077
Juan Yepez
.000
Patrick Wisdom
.000

St Louis slugger Paul Goldschmidt saw his hitting streak snapped at 25 games in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. He did get a hit in nightcap Goldschmidt is 1-for-3 (.333) with a homer and two RBI when facing Steele.

Other Cardinals who’ve hit Steele well include Tommy Erdman (2-for-3, .667), Harrison Bader (1-for-2, .500) and Nolan Arenado (1-for-3, .333).

Ian Happ vs Adam Wainwright ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/QZxg3QP7wx

— Midwest Sports (@MidwestSports14) April 4, 2021

For the Cubs, Ian Happ has absolutely ripped the cover off the ball against Wainwright. He’s 8-for-20 (.400) with four homers and six RBI. That includes a pair of multi-homer games.

Jason Heyward is 15-for-42 (.357) with a homer and seven RBI. Rafael Ortega is 2-for-3 (.667). Although he’s hitting only .174, Willson Contreras has twice gone deep off of Wainwright.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction

 

Cubs southpaw Justin Steele has been dreadful in his last two starts. He’s winless since April 9 and shows a double-digit ERA when facing St Louis.

On the other hand, St Louis veteran Adam Wainwright has proven to be a success story when on the hill at Wrigley.

Best to go with the proven track record in this one.

Pick: St Louis Cardinals ML (-140)

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An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.

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