Cardinals vs Cubs Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 2

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A pair of squads in the NL Central — the Chicago Cubs (41-60) and the St. Louis Cardinals (54-48) — play on Tuesday at 7:45 PM ET, at Busch Stadium. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright (7-8), opposed by the Cubs’ Keegan Thompson (8-4).

At home, the Cardinals are favored to win on the moneyline (-176) over the Cubs (+150). The game has an over/under of 8 runs.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)


Cardinals (-176)


8 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -106)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cardinals vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Cardinals Injury Report

Yadier Molina10 Day Injury ListKnee
Harrison Bader10 Day Injury ListFoot
Juan Yepez10 Day Injury ListForearm
Steven Matz15 Day Injury ListKnee
Drew VerHagen15 Day Injury ListHip
Jack Flaherty60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Álex Reyes60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Tyler O’NeillDay-to-dayLeg

Cubs Injury Report

Jason Heyward10 Day Injury ListKnee
Andrelton Simmons10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Nick Madrigal10 Day Injury ListGroin
Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kyle Hendricks15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Adbert Alzolay60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Codi Heuer60 Day Injury ListElbow
Ethan Roberts60 Day Injury ListElbow
Manuel Rodriguez60 Day Injury ListElbow

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Cubs

The Cardinals won their last contest versus the Nationals by a 5-0 score Tuesday, with Andre Pallante picking up the win pitching going eight innings without giving up an earned run on five hits, while striking out eight. Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead them offensively.

The Cubs fell to the Giants 4-0 Tuesday. Seiya Suzuki led the way offensively after going 1-for-4 in the defeat, while Adrian Sampson took the loss on the mound, pitching four innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits while striking out six.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have won 33, or 63.5%, of the 52 games they’ve played as favorites this season. St. Louis has entered 12 games this season favored by -176 or more and is 8-4 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.8% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 47 of 102 chances this season. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 54-48-0 in 102 games with a spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt96.329 (2).409 (2).603 (4)5.8% (10)21.9% (94)11.5% (25)
Nolan Arenado94.290 (29).358 (31).524 (11)4.8% (23)12.8% (15)8.8% (74)
Tommy Edman99.254 (76).319 (95).367 (129)1.6% (128)18.2% (59)8.2% (82)
Dylan Carlson83.250 (90).318 (96).405 (93)1.8% (120)18.8% (67)7.6% (90)
Brendan Donovan76.280 (-).394 (-).373 (-)0.7% (-)18.3% (-)13.0% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

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 seven of 22 games when listed as at least +150 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 40% chance of walking away with the win. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 101 opportunities. The Cubs have posted a record of 52-49-0 against the spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ99.279 (38).360 (26).436 (64)2.2% (104)22.3% (97)10.3% (45)
Willson Contreras86.252 (81).365 (20).453 (52)3.7% (53)22.1% (96)9.9% (52)
Nico Hoerner86.294 (25).338 (60).418 (83)1.8% (120)11.3% (8)4.9% (142)
Patrick Wisdom97.224 (133).318 (96).453 (52)4.8% (23)33.3% (152)10.9% (36)
Christopher Morel64.269 (-).342 (-).467 (-)3.3% (-)29.0% (-)9.6% (-)

Cardinals vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Cardinals to win (-176 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8 runs).

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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