Cardinals Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (41-61) carry a three-game losing streak into a home matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET. St. Louis’ (-185 to win) Miles Mikolas and Chicago’s (+156) Justin Steele pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting facts in what follows reference odds valid as of August 3, 2022 at 7:37 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Steele (CHC)
8 – 8 W/L 4 – 7
132.1 IP 91.0
2.86 ERA 3.86
0.990 WHIP 1.429
6.8 K/9 8.6
1.8 BB/9 4.2

Cardinals Probable Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas gets the start for the Cardinals, his 22nd of the season. He is 8-8 with a 2.86 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 132 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday against the Washington Nationals, the right-hander went 7 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 2.86, with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 21 games this season. Opponents are batting .214 against him.
  • Mikolas is looking to pick up his 15th quality start of the year.
  • He will match up with a Cubs team that is hitting .244 as a unit (14th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .392 (15th in MLB) with 100 total home runs (19th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 33-year-old’s 2.86 ERA ranks 16th, .990 WHIP ranks ninth, and 6.8 K/9 ranks 55th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 7:37 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Mikolas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 20 .350 7 0 2 .381 .831
Willson Contreras 16 .312 5 0 1 .312 .687
Yan Gomes 9 .444 4 0 2 .545 1.323
Rafael Ortega 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .500
Nico Hoerner 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
David Bote 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Christopher Morel 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Patrick Wisdom 6 .333 2 1 3 .333 1.166
Nelson Velazquez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
P.J. Higgins 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Cubs Probable Starter Justin Steele

  • Steele (4-7) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 19th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Friday, when he tossed 3 2/3 innings while giving up no earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.86, a 2.071 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.429 in 19 games this season.
  • In 18 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • The Cardinals rank seventh in MLB with a .252 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks ninth in the league (.410) and 116 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 7:37 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Steele

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 7 .429 3 1 2 .429 1.286
Nolan Arenado 6 .333 2 0 2 .333 .666
Tommy Edman 5 .600 3 0 0 .714 1.314
Brendan Donovan 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Tyler O’Neill 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Yadier Molina 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Albert Pujols 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Knizner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dylan Carlson 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 53 total times this season. They’ve gone 34-19 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -185 or shorter, St. Louis has gone 6-4 (60%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Cardinals have an implied win probability of 64.9%.
  • In the 103 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-52-4).
  • The Cardinals have a 55-48-0 record against the spread this season (covering 53.4% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 73 times and won 29, or 39.7%, of those games.
  • This season, Chicago has won four of its 17 games, or 23.5%, when they’re the underdog by at least +156 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 39.1% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 102 games with a total this season.
  • The Cubs are 52-50-0 ATS in their 102 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up an on-base percentage of .412, a slugging percentage of .611, and has 122 hits, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He’s hitting .332 with 28 doubles, 25 home runs and 49 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Goldschmidt ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
  • Nolan Arenado has 24 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 35 walks while batting .292.
  • Arenado currently ranks 29th in batting average, 29th in on base percentage, and 12th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .255 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson is hitting .250 with 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 25 walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 392 .255 68 7 35 .322 .689
Paul Goldschmidt 368 .332 70 25 81 .412 1.023
Nolan Arenado 359 .292 46 20 61 .359 .891
Dylan Carlson 300 .250 37 7 33 .317 .730
Brendan Donovan 236 .280 31 2 30 .394 .767
Tyler O’Neill 201 .234 29 5 33 .301 .654
Nolan Gorman 193 .238 31 11 25 .313 .759
Andrew Knizner 171 .216 14 1 17 .306 .575
Albert Pujols 166 .235 18 7 24 .316 .726
Yadier Molina 140 .207 10 2 10 .218 .504

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .431, fueled by 36 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in MLB, Happ’s batting average ranks 41st, his on-base percentage ranks 32nd, and he is 66th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 81 hits and an OBP of .369 this season.
  • Among all qualifying hittersplayers, Contreras ranks 79th in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 46th in slugging percentage.
  • Nico Hoerner has 91 hits this season and has a slash line of .294/.337/.416.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with a .317 OBP and 50 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 362 .276 45 9 46 .357 .788
Patrick Wisdom 348 .224 51 19 50 .317 .768
Willson Contreras 320 .253 51 14 38 .369 .828
Nico Hoerner 310 .294 33 6 33 .337 .753
Frank Schwindel 263 .236 23 8 36 .283 .652
Rafael Ortega 244 .234 25 5 24 .322 .674
Christopher Morel 242 .269 40 9 30 .342 .809
Seiya Suzuki 227 .256 28 8 30 .329 .765
Yan Gomes 181 .227 15 5 14 .246 .594
Nick Madrigal 108 .222 8 0 2 .263 .513

Cardinals vs Cubs Player Props

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