Cardinals vs Cubs Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, August 25

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At Wrigley Field on Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals (71-53) take on the Chicago Cubs (54-70), with first pitch at 2:20 PM ET. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Dakota Hudson (6-6), matched up against the Cubs’ Marcus Stroman (4-5).

Sportsbooks have set the Cardinals as the moderate moneyline favorites (-126) on the road versus the Cubs (+106).

Cardinals vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-)


Cardinals (-126)


Runs (Over: , Under: )

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cardinals Injury Report

Steven Matz15 Day Injury ListKnee
Jack Flaherty60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Drew VerHagen60 Day Injury ListHip
Álex Reyes60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Ryan HelsleyRestricted ListPersonal

Cubs Injury Report

Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Steven Brault15 Day Injury ListShouder
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Keegan Thompson15 Day Injury ListBack
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Jason Heyward60 Day Injury ListKnee
Kyle Hendricks60 Day Injury ListShoulder
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

Rowan Wick (1.00 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K) picked up a win in the Cubs’ 7-1 victory over the Cardinals yesterday. Zach McKinstry led the way offensively, going 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Miles Mikolas (6.00 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 3 K) was handed the loss for the Cardinals.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cardinals have been favored 71 times and won 48, or 67.6%, of those games. This season, St. Louis has won 40 of its 57 games, or 70.2%, when favored by at least -126 on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 55.8% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 58 of their 124 chances. The Cardinals are 69-55-0 against the spread in their 124 chances this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt117.335 (1).417 (1).622 (2)6.1% (5)20.8% (85)12.0% (14)
Nolan Arenado116.300 (11).365 (23).557 (4)5.3% (13)12.6% (14)8.6% (73)
Tommy Edman120.253 (81).315 (92).371 (122)1.8% (114)17.9% (55)7.8% (83)
Dylan Carlson103.243 (97).316 (91).395 (101)1.9% (112)18.6% (63)8.4% (75)
Brendan Donovan91.295 (-).404 (-).384 (-)0.6% (-)16.7% (-)12.7% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have won in 37, or 43%, of the 86 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This year, Chicago has won 29 of 73 games when listed as at least +106 or worse on the moneyline. The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 48.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Chicago and their opponents have hit the over in 52 of their 124 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Cubs are 65-59-0 against the spread in their 124 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras102.248 (88).357 (24).472 (33)4.5% (27)20.9% (86)9.4% (53)
Ian Happ121.273 (41).348 (37).442 (54)2.6% (88)23.7% (103)9.5% (49)
Nico Hoerner109.291 (24).338 (56).408 (82)1.7% (117)11.4% (7)5.6% (128)
Patrick Wisdom116.218 (133).313 (97).441 (56)4.7% (24)33.4% (144)10.9% (28)
Christopher Morel81.261 (-).326 (-).460 (-)3.7% (-)30.1% (-)8.4% (-)

Cardinals vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Cardinals to win (-126 on the moneyline).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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