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

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (56-48) will try to prolong their three-game winning streak when they take on the Chicago Cubs (41-62) at Busch Stadium on Thursday at 7:45 PM ET. St. Louis’ (-183 to win) Jose Quintana and Chicago’s (+155) Sean Newcomb will take the mound first.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Quintana (STL) Pitcher Newcomb (CHC)
3 – 5 W/L 0 – 0
103.0 IP 0
3.32 ERA 0.00
1.262 WHIP 0.000
7.8 K/9 0
2.7 BB/9 0

Cardinals Probable Starter José Quintana

  • Quintana gets the start for the Cardinals, his 21st of the season. He is 3-5 with a 3.32 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last appeared for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies while giving up four hits.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.32, with 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 20 games this season. Opponents are hitting .248 against him.
  • Quintana is looking to record his sixth quality start of the season in this outing.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has a collective .244 batting average, and is 16th in the league with 852 total hits and 22nd in MLB play with 431 runs scored. It has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.392) and ranks 19th in home runs (101) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Quintana

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 25 .120 3 0 2 .185 .305
Nick Madrigal 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Nico Hoerner 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.000
Willson Contreras 6 .000 0 0 1 .250 .250
Patrick Wisdom 5 .200 1 0 0 .429 .629
Ian Happ 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 .800
Frank Schwindel 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Seiya Suzuki 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Christopher Morel 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
P.J. Higgins 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Sean Newcomb

  • The Cubs will send out Newcomb for his first start of the season.
  • The left-hander is making his first start of the year. The 29-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Cardinals are batting .252 this season, seventh in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .410 (ninth in the league) with 118 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Newcomb

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have compiled a 35-19 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 64.8% of those games).
  • St. Louis is 6-4 (winning 60% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -183 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Cardinals have an implied win probability of 64.7%.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 104 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 47 of those games (47-53-4).
  • The Cardinals have a 55-49-0 record against the spread this season (covering 52.9% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have been underdogs in 74 games this season and won 29 (39.2%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has a record of 4-13, a 23.5% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +155 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 39.2% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 103 games with a total.
  • The Cubs are 53-50-0 ATS in their 103 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has racked up 123 hits with a .410 on-base percentage and a .616 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Cardinals. He is batting .331 with 28 doubles, 26 home runs and 49 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is third in the league in slugging.
  • Goldschmidt has hit safely in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with two home runs, a walk and five RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 with 25 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Arenado ranks 27th in batting average, 28th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
  • Arenado has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .235 with a double, two home runs, three walks and two RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .254 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson is batting .247 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 393 .254 68 7 35 .321 .687
Paul Goldschmidt 372 .331 71 26 82 .410 1.026
Nolan Arenado 362 .293 48 20 61 .360 .893
Dylan Carlson 304 .247 37 7 33 .314 .722
Brendan Donovan 238 .286 31 2 30 .399 .777
Tyler O’Neill 202 .233 29 5 33 .300 .651
Nolan Gorman 197 .239 32 12 26 .312 .769
Andrew Knizner 173 .214 14 1 17 .303 .569
Albert Pujols 166 .235 18 7 24 .319 .729
Yadier Molina 140 .207 10 2 10 .218 .504

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras has 83 hits and an OBP of .370, both of which are tops among Chicago hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Contreras’ batting average is 74th, his on-base percentage is 16th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .779, fueled by an OBP of .353 and a team-best slugging percentage of .426 this season.
  • Happ is currently 45th in batting average, 35th in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging percentage among all qualified players.
  • Nico Hoerner has collected 93 base hits, an OBP of .339 and a slugging percentage of .417 this season.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been key for Chicago with 78 hits, an OBP of .314 plus a slugging percentage of .447.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 366 .273 45 9 46 .353 .779
Patrick Wisdom 351 .222 51 19 51 .314 .761
Willson Contreras 325 .255 53 15 39 .370 .841
Nico Hoerner 314 .296 33 6 33 .339 .756
Frank Schwindel 263 .236 23 8 36 .283 .652
Rafael Ortega 249 .241 25 5 24 .326 .687
Christopher Morel 242 .269 40 9 30 .342 .809
Seiya Suzuki 231 .255 29 8 31 .328 .761
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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