The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will meet again on Saturday from Busch Stadium. All MLB odds for all games can be found conveniently at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Cardinals pick up a win in game one of the series largely in part to quality defense of play. Starter Kyle Lohse won his 10th game of the season and pitched seven strong innings. Today the Cardinals will start Jake Westbrook was coming off and lost his last two starts. Over 113 innings of work Westbrook is pitching to 3.82 ERA.
The Chicago Cubs had their chances on Friday, night but could not capitalize and came up short. Ryan Dempster was once again strong on the mound, but did not earn the win. Today Matt Garza will take the mound for the Cubs and he is coming off wins and two of his last three starts. He is struck out 93 batters in 100 innings of work this season.
St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six home games, 2-5 in their last seven games overall, and 2-5 in Westbrook’s last seven home starts. Chicago is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 4-2 in their last six games as an underdog, and 1-7 in Garza’s last eight road starts. Chicago is 4-11 in their last 15 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cubs aren’t really a great team, but we do not like what we seen from Westbrook in his last two starts. Take the Cubs as moneyline underdogs in this game so check sports odds.