Cardinals vs Cubs Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, August 4

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On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals (56-48) are hosting the Chicago Cubs (41-62), at 7:45 PM ET. The Cardinals have won three in a row. The scheduled starters are Jose Quintana (3-5) for the Cardinals, and Sean Newcomb for the Cubs.

The Cardinals are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-183) at home over the Cubs (+155). The contest has an over/under set at 8.5.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-183)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -108, Under: -112)

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
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
Steven Brault 10 Day Injury List Illness
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
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

Thursday, the Cardinals claimed a 4-3 victory over the Cubs, with Ryan Helsley (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K) earning the win for the Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead the offense. Erich Uelmen (0 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K) was credited with the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cardinals have been favored 54 times and won 35, or 64.8%, of those games. St. Louis has a record of 6-4, a 60% win rate, when favored by -183 or more by oddsmakers this season. The Cardinals have a 64.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 47 of their 104 chances. The Cardinals are 55-49-0 ATS in their 104 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 98 .331 (1) .410 (1) .616 (3) 6.1% (9) 21.7% (92) 11.6% (23)
Nolan Arenado 96 .293 (27) .360 (28) .533 (10) 4.9% (20) 12.8% (14) 8.9% (69)
Tommy Edman 101 .254 (75) .321 (90) .366 (131) 1.6% (126) 18% (58) 8.3% (78)
Dylan Carlson 85 .247 (94) .314 (105) .408 (92) 2.1% (107) 18.3% (61) 7.4% (92)
Brendan Donovan 77 .286 (-) .399 (-) .378 (-) 0.7% (-) 18.2% (-) 12.9% (-)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been victorious in 29, or 39.2%, of the 74 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has been victorious four times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least +155 or worse on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 39.2% chance of pulling out a win. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 43 of their 103 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs are 53-50-0 against the spread in their 103 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 88 .255 (74) .370 (16) .471 (33) 3.9% (45) 21.9% (94) 9.6% (56)
Ian Happ 101 .273 (45) .353 (35) .426 (75) 2.2% (104) 23.1% (104) 10.1% (48)
Nico Hoerner 88 .296 (25) .339 (59) .417 (82) 1.8% (118) 11% (7) 4.8% (142)
Patrick Wisdom 99 .222 (134) .314 (105) .447 (57) 4.7% (24) 33.4% (152) 10.7% (39)
Christopher Morel 64 .269 (-) .342 (-) .467 (-) 3.3% (-) 29% (-) 9.6% (-)

Cardinals vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for Cardinals vs. Cubs is the Cardinals (-183 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we prefer the over on 8.5 runs.

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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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