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

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (41-61) aim to end their three-game losing streak when they meet the St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) on Thursday at 2:15 PM ET. St. Louis (-176 to win) has Miles Mikolas set to start, while Chicago (+148) will counter with Marcus Stroman.

The insights in what follows use the latest odds as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Stroman (CHC)
8 – 8 W/L 4 – 5
132.1 IP 67.2
2.86 ERA 3.99
0.990 WHIP 1.182
6.8 K/9 8.2
1.8 BB/9 2.4

Cardinals Probable Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (8-8 with a 2.86 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 132 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his 22nd of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Friday against the Washington Nationals, when he went 7 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 21 games this season, the 33-year-old has amassed a 2.86 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .214 to his opponents.
  • Mikolas is trying to secure his 15th quality start of the season in this outing.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has a collective .244 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 843 total hits and 22nd in MLB action with 428 runs scored. It has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.392) and ranks 19th in home runs (100) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 33-year-old ranks 16th in ERA (2.86), ninth in WHIP (.990), and 55th in K/9 (6.8).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM 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 Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman (4-5) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 14th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed eight hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 3.99, a 3.444 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.182 in 13 games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third quality start in a row.
  • The Cardinals have scored 477 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. They have 883 hits, ninth in baseball, with 116 home runs (13th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Stroman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Dickerson 43 .442 19 3 7 .455 1.222
Nolan Arenado 15 .267 4 0 2 .267 .534
Albert Pujols 14 .357 5 0 3 .375 .804
Paul Goldschmidt 11 .545 6 3 5 .615 2.070
Tommy Edman 9 .333 3 0 0 .333 .666
Yadier Molina 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Dylan Carlson 5 .200 1 0 1 .167 .367
Paul DeJong 5 .200 1 1 2 .200 1.000
Tyler O’Neill 5 .200 1 0 1 .429 .629
Andrew Knizner 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have compiled a 34-19 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 64.2% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -176 or shorter, St. Louis has a record of 8-4 (66.7%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Cardinals’ implied win probability is 63.8%.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 103 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 47 of those games (47-52-4).
  • The Cardinals have gone 55-48-0 against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have won 29 out of the 73 games, or 39.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Chicago has won eight of its 24 games, or 33.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least +148 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 40.3%.
  • 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 against the spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has racked up 122 hits with a .412 on-base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He is hitting .332 with 28 doubles, 25 home runs and 49 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks first, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is third in the league in slugging.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .292 with 24 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Arenado’s batting average ranks 29th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is 11th in the league in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .255 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 36 walks.
  • Dylan Carlson is batting .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 has an OPS of .788, fueled by an OBP of .357 and a team-best slugging percentage of .431 this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the majors, Happ’s batting average is 41st, his on-base percentage is 33rd, and he is 66th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 81 hits and an OBP of .369 this season.
  • Contreras ranks 79th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 44th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Nico Hoerner has 91 hits this season and has a slash line of .294/.337/.416.
  • Patrick Wisdom has been key for Chicago with 78 hits, an OBP of .317 plus a slugging percentage of .451.

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

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