Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 23, 2022

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On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals (70-51) are visiting the Chicago Cubs (52-69), at 2:20 PM ET. The Cardinals have won eight in a row. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright (9-8), opposed by the Cubs’ Javier Assad.

Despite being the away team the Cardinals are a moderate moneyline favorite (-184) over the Cubs (+157). The contest has a total set at 8.5.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-184)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -103, Under: -118)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 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

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
Patrick Wisdom Day-to-day Finger

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Cubs

The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 1-0 yesterday, with Jordan Montgomery getting the win (9.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 7 K) and Albert Pujols leading the way offensively (going 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI). Drew Smyly (7.00 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 6 K) took the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have won 47, or 69.1%, of the 68 games they’ve played as favorites this season. St. Louis has a record of 10-4 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -184 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 64.8% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 57 of their 121 opportunities. In 121 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 68-53-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 115 .337 (1) .419 (1) .630 (2) 6.2% (5) 20.6% (84) 12.0% (15)
Nolan Arenado 113 .299 (13) .362 (23) .555 (5) 5.2% (16) 12.7% (15) 8.5% (75)
Tommy Edman 117 .252 (81) .316 (94) .364 (126) 1.6% (118) 17.8% (52) 8.0% (83)
Dylan Carlson 101 .245 (96) .318 (89) .393 (105) 2.0% (109) 18.6% (63) 8.6% (74)
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 83 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has been victorious four times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least +157 or longer on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 38.9% chance of pulling out a win. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 51 of their 121 opportunities. The Cubs have an against the spread mark of 63-58-0 in 121 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 102 .248 (87) .357 (26) .472 (31) 4.5% (27) 20.9% (87) 9.4% (54)
Ian Happ 118 .277 (35) .351 (33) .449 (48) 2.7% (88) 24.2% (112) 9.5% (52)
Nico Hoerner 106 .291 (23) .339 (58) .411 (84) 1.7% (116) 11.6% (8) 5.7% (125)
Patrick Wisdom 114 .219 (130) .314 (101) .444 (52) 4.8% (21) 33.6% (144) 10.9% (30)
Christopher Morel 78 .260 (-) .326 (-) .463 (-) 3.8% (-) 30.7% (-) 8.5% (-)

Cardinals vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Cardinals to earn the win (-184 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go over the total (8.5 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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