Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 22, 2022

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The St. Louis Cardinals (69-51) will visit the Chicago Cubs (52-68), Monday at 8:05 PM ET, in a battle of NL Central rivals. Jordan Montgomery (6-3) is the starter for the Cardinals, and Drew Smyly (5-6) for the Cubs.

Even though the Cardinals are playing on the road at the Cubs, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -174, compared to the home team at +146. The game has an over/under set at 8 runs.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-174)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Steven Matz 15 Day Injury List Knee
Jack Flaherty 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Drew VerHagen 60 Day Injury List Hip
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Ryan Helsley Paternity List Personal
Yadier Molina Restricted List Personal

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Keegan Thompson 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 Diamondbacks by a 6-4 score yesterday, with Jake Woodford picking up the win pitching going one inning without giving up an earned run on one hit. Lars Nootbaar went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

The Cubs were defeated by the Brewers 5-2 yesterday. Seiya Suzuki led the way offensively after going 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and an RBI, and Rowan Wick was handed the loss, throwing one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have been favorites in 67 games this season and won 46 (68.7%) of those contests. St. Louis has a record of 13-5 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -174 on the moneyline. The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 63.5% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 57 of their 120 chances. In 120 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 68-52-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 114 .340 (1) .422 (1) .636 (2) 6.3% (5) 20.4% (81) 12.1% (13)
Nolan Arenado 112 .299 (13) .361 (23) .556 (5) 5.3% (15) 12.8% (15) 8.4% (75)
Tommy Edman 116 .254 (75) .318 (90) .367 (123) 1.7% (115) 17.6% (51) 8.1% (81)
Dylan Carlson 100 .243 (99) .314 (99) .392 (103) 2.0% (109) 18.5% (63) 8.1% (81)
Brendan Donovan 88 .297 (-) .408 (-) .390 (-) 0.6% (-) 17.0% (-) 12.9% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have come away with 35 wins in the 82 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Chicago has a win-loss record of 8-17 when favored by +146 or worse by bookmakers this year. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 40.7% chance of pulling out a win. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 51 of their 120 opportunities. The Cubs have posted a record of 62-58-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 101 .250 (87) .359 (25) .476 (30) 4.5% (27) 21.0% (86) 9.5% (54)
Ian Happ 117 .279 (36) .353 (28) .452 (46) 2.7% (88) 23.9% (104) 9.6% (49)
Nico Hoerner 105 .293 (20) .342 (53) .414 (78) 1.7% (115) 11.5% (7) 5.7% (124)
Patrick Wisdom 114 .219 (129) .314 (99) .444 (52) 4.8% (21) 33.6% (143) 10.9% (30)
Christopher Morel 77 .259 (-) .326 (-) .461 (-) 3.8% (-) 31.0% (-) 8.6% (-)

Cardinals vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Cardinals will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-174). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up 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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