Cubs Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 4, 2022

Written By Staff on June 4, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (30-22) will look to Paul Goldschmidt, who is currently on a 25-game hitting streak, when they play the Chicago Cubs (22-30) at 1:20 PM ET on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s (-114 to win) Matt Swarmer starts against St. Louis’ (-104) Johan Oviedo.

The betting facts in the article below are based off odds valid as of June 4, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Cubs vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Swarmer (CHC) Pitcher Oviedo (STL)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
6.0 IP 0
1.50 ERA 0.00
1.000 WHIP 0.000
9 K/9 0
1.5 BB/9 0

Cubs Probable Starter Matt Swarmer

  • Swarmer (0-0) starts for the Cubs, his second this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • He has a 1.50 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .217 against him over his one games this season.
  • He will take the mound against a Cardinals team that is hitting .255 as a unit (fourth in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .404 (eighth in MLB) with 54 total home runs (14th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 4, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Johan Oviedo

  • The Cardinals will send out Oviedo for his first start of the season.
  • The 24-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Sunday, July 25 against the Cincinnati Reds, when he pitched 4 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • He ended last season with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.572 WHIP in 14 games, finishing with a 0-5 record.
  • The Cubs rank 16th in MLB with a .240 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.392) and 54 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 4, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have put together a 6-9 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -114 or shorter, Chicago has gone 6-9 (40%).
  • The Cubs have an implied moneyline win probability of 53.3% in this game.
  • In the 52 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Chicago, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-23-4).
  • The Cubs have a 29-23-0 record against the spread this season (covering 55.8% of the time).
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been underdogs in 25 games this season and won 13 (52%) of those contests.
  • St. Louis has a record of 12-12, a 50% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -104 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 51% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 26 of their 52 opportunities.
  • The Cardinals are 29-23-0 against the spread in their 52 chances this season.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras has racked up an on-base percentage of .401 and has 42 hits, both team-best marks for the Cubs, while batting .278 with nine doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Contreras’ batting average ranks 38th, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 12th in the league in slugging.
  • Contreras brings an eight-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is batting .364 with two doubles, four home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Ian Happ paces his team with a .440 slugging percentage. He has nine doubles, a triple, six home runs and 28 walks while hitting .265.
  • Happ ranks 58th in batting average, 22nd in on base percentage, and 52nd in slugging in MLB play.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 10 doubles, 12 home runs and 17 walks while batting .231.
  • Frank Schwindel is slugging .408 to lead his team. He has 10 doubles, seven home runs and 13 walks while batting .239.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 184 .239 19 7 27 .288 .696
Patrick Wisdom 173 .231 30 12 31 .306 .803
Ian Happ 166 .265 27 6 27 .371 .811
Willson Contreras 151 .278 32 9 21 .401 .931
Nico Hoerner 128 .281 9 3 16 .308 .706
Rafael Ortega 119 .261 16 2 7 .362 .723
Alfonso Rivas 93 .194 9 2 13 .296 .597
Nick Madrigal 88 .216 7 0 2 .258 .508
Jason Heyward 81 .198 11 0 4 .270 .517
Christopher Morel 65 .262 13 2 6 .364 .810

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 67 hits and an OBP of .427, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .630.
  • Among all qualified batters, Goldschmidt ranks third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is third in slugging percentage.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .285 with a .516 slugging percentage and 37 RBI this year.
  • Arenado’s batting average is 30th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 42nd, and he is 18th in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman has 55 hits this season and has a slash line of .281/.353/.413.
  • Harrison Bader has five home runs, 17 RBI and a batting average of .260 this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 196 .281 41 4 22 .353 .766
Paul Goldschmidt 192 .349 36 12 47 .427 1.057
Nolan Arenado 186 .285 23 10 37 .351 .867
Harrison Bader 169 .260 27 5 17 .304 .683
Yadier Molina 110 .227 9 2 10 .241 .559
Corey Dickerson 98 .194 11 2 11 .245 .531
Juan Yepez 96 .271 15 4 10 .333 .781
Brendan Donovan 81 .296 14 1 10 .430 .837
Albert Pujols 81 .210 11 4 15 .330 .713
Andrew Knizner 79 .241 7 1 11 .333 .649

Cubs vs Cardinals Player Props

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