Cardinals Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 2, 2022

Written By Staff on August 1, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (54-48) are looking for continued power from a slugger on a roll when they square off against the Chicago Cubs (41-60) on Tuesday at 7:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium. Paul DeJong is riding a two-game home run streak. Adam Wainwright takes the mound first for St. Louis (-168 to win), and Keegan Thompson is Chicago’s (+142) choice to start.

The betting trends in the article below reflect odds as of August 1, 2022 at 9:27 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wainwright (STL) Pitcher Thompson (CHC)
7 – 8 W/L 8 – 4
123.1 IP 88.1
3.28 ERA 3.26
1.208 WHIP 1.211
7.2 K/9 8.4
2.5 BB/9 3

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (7-8) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals in his 21st start of the season. He has a 3.28 ERA in 123 1/3 innings pitched, with 99 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed 7 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • In 20 games this season, the 40-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.28, with 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .247 against him.
  • Wainwright has 11 quality starts under his belt this season.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has the 15th-ranked slugging percentage (.393) and is 18th in MLB play with 100 home runs. It has a collective .244 batting average, and is 15th in MLB with 836 total hits and 19th in MLB action scoring 428 runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 40-year-old’s 3.28 ERA ranks 28th, 1.208 WHIP ranks 39th, and 7.2 K/9 ranks 51st.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 9:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Wainwright

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 25 .200 5 2 4 .429 .909
Ian Happ 24 .375 9 4 6 .400 1.358
Nico Hoerner 15 .333 5 0 0 .333 .733
David Bote 13 .154 2 0 2 .143 .297
Yan Gomes 7 .429 3 0 0 .500 .929
Patrick Wisdom 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Rafael Ortega 6 .500 3 0 1 .500 1.333
Christopher Morel 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Frank Schwindel 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Keegan Thompson

  • The Cubs will send Thompson (8-4) to the mound for his 14th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up no earned runs in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 21 games this season with an ERA of 3.26, a 2.828 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.211.
  • He has three quality starts in 13 chances this season.
  • The Cardinals are batting .251 this season, eighth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .407 (10th in the league) with 113 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 9:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Thompson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Paul Goldschmidt 8 .375 3 2 3 .444 1.694
Nolan Arenado 7 .286 2 0 3 .375 .661
Tyler O’Neill 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Dylan Carlson 4 .500 2 1 2 .600 1.850
Lars Nootbaar 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Paul DeJong 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Albert Pujols 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brendan Donovan 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Andrew Knizner 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 63.5% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (33-19).
  • St. Louis has a record of 11-6 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -168 or shorter (64.7%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Cardinals have an implied win probability of 62.7%.
  • St. Louis has played in 102 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-51-4).
  • The Cardinals are 54-48-0 against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have won 29 out of the 72 games, or 40.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Chicago has entered 28 games this season as the underdog by +142 or more and is 11-17 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 41.3% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 101 games with a total this season.
  • The Cubs are 52-49-0 against the spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has totaled 120 hits with a .409 on-base percentage and a .603 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He is hitting .329 with 28 doubles, 24 home runs and 48 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fourth in the league in slugging.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .290 with 24 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Among qualifiers, Arenado ranks 28th in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage, and 12th in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .254 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 35 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson is hitting .250 with 22 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 25 walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 390 .254 66 7 35 .319 .686
Paul Goldschmidt 365 .329 69 24 78 .409 1.012
Nolan Arenado 355 .290 45 19 60 .358 .882
Dylan Carlson 296 .250 36 6 31 .318 .723
Brendan Donovan 236 .280 31 2 30 .394 .767
Tyler O’Neill 201 .234 29 5 33 .301 .654
Nolan Gorman 189 .238 30 11 25 .314 .758
Andrew Knizner 171 .216 14 1 17 .306 .575
Albert Pujols 166 .235 18 7 24 .316 .726
Corey Dickerson 133 .226 17 4 19 .276 .637

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.436) thanks to 36 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualifying batters in MLB, Happ ranks 37th in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage and 63rd in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras has 80 hits and an OBP of .365, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Contreras is currently 83rd in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .294 with a .418 slugging percentage and 33 RBI this year.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 77 hits, which is tops among Chicago hitters this season, while batting .224 with 41 extra-base hits.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 358 .279 45 9 46 .360 .796
Patrick Wisdom 344 .224 51 19 50 .318 .771
Willson Contreras 318 .252 51 14 38 .365 .818
Nico Hoerner 306 .294 33 6 33 .338 .756
Frank Schwindel 259 .236 23 8 36 .283 .654
Christopher Morel 242 .269 40 9 30 .342 .809
Rafael Ortega 240 .233 25 5 24 .323 .677
Seiya Suzuki 223 .260 28 8 30 .335 .779
Yan Gomes 178 .219 15 5 14 .239 .582
P.J. Higgins 88 .284 14 4 16 .357 .868

Cardinals vs Cubs Player Props

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