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)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-176)

Total

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

Name Status Injury
Yadier Molina 10 Day Injury List Knee
Harrison Bader 10 Day Injury List Foot
Juan Yepez 10 Day Injury List Forearm
Steven Matz 15 Day Injury List Knee
Drew VerHagen 15 Day Injury List Hip
Jack Flaherty 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tyler O’Neill Day-to-day Leg

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 96 .329 (2) .409 (2) .603 (4) 5.8% (10) 21.9% (94) 11.5% (25)
Nolan Arenado 94 .290 (29) .358 (31) .524 (11) 4.8% (23) 12.8% (15) 8.8% (74)
Tommy Edman 99 .254 (76) .319 (95) .367 (129) 1.6% (128) 18.2% (59) 8.2% (82)
Dylan Carlson 83 .250 (90) .318 (96) .405 (93) 1.8% (120) 18.8% (67) 7.6% (90)
Brendan Donovan 76 .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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 99 .279 (38) .360 (26) .436 (64) 2.2% (104) 22.3% (97) 10.3% (45)
Willson Contreras 86 .252 (81) .365 (20) .453 (52) 3.7% (53) 22.1% (96) 9.9% (52)
Nico Hoerner 86 .294 (25) .338 (60) .418 (83) 1.8% (120) 11.3% (8) 4.9% (142)
Patrick Wisdom 97 .224 (133) .318 (96) .453 (52) 4.8% (23) 33.3% (152) 10.9% (36)
Christopher Morel 64 .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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WRITTEN BY

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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