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 (-)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-126)

Total

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

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 Restricted List Personal

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Steven Brault 15 Day Injury List Shouder
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
Jason Heyward 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
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

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 117 .335 (1) .417 (1) .622 (2) 6.1% (5) 20.8% (85) 12.0% (14)
Nolan Arenado 116 .300 (11) .365 (23) .557 (4) 5.3% (13) 12.6% (14) 8.6% (73)
Tommy Edman 120 .253 (81) .315 (92) .371 (122) 1.8% (114) 17.9% (55) 7.8% (83)
Dylan Carlson 103 .243 (97) .316 (91) .395 (101) 1.9% (112) 18.6% (63) 8.4% (75)
Brendan Donovan 91 .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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 102 .248 (88) .357 (24) .472 (33) 4.5% (27) 20.9% (86) 9.4% (53)
Ian Happ 121 .273 (41) .348 (37) .442 (54) 2.6% (88) 23.7% (103) 9.5% (49)
Nico Hoerner 109 .291 (24) .338 (56) .408 (82) 1.7% (117) 11.4% (7) 5.6% (128)
Patrick Wisdom 116 .218 (133) .313 (97) .441 (56) 4.7% (24) 33.4% (144) 10.9% (28)
Christopher Morel 81 .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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WRITTEN BY

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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