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

Written By Staff on June 2, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (29-21) will look for Paul Goldschmidt to prolong a 23-game hitting streak when they match up against the Chicago Cubs (21-29) on Thursday at 8:05 PM ET at Wrigley Field. Matthew Liberatore starts for St. Louis (-110 to win), and Keegan Thompson is Chicago’s (-108) choice to start.

The betting insights in the following article reflect odds as of June 2, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Liberatore (STL) Pitcher Thompson (CHC)
1 – 0 W/L 5 – 0
9.2 IP 40.0
3.72 ERA 1.58
1.448 WHIP 1.025
8.4 K/9 7.9
4.7 BB/9 2.5

Cardinals Probable Starter Matthew Liberatore

  • Liberatore (1-0) gets the start for the Cardinals, his third of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the left-hander threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers while surrendering two hits.
  • Over his two games this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .231 against him. He has a 3.72 ERA and averages 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has a collective .236 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 393 total hits and 12th in MLB play with 220 runs scored. It has the 17th-ranked slugging percentage (.386) and ranks 15th in home runs (50) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 2, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Probable Starter Keegan Thompson

  • The Cubs’ Thompson (5-0) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 1.58 and 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .217 in 11 games this season.
  • The Cardinals have scored 237 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They have 428 hits, fifth in baseball, with 48 home runs (18th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 2, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 25 total times this season. They’ve finished 16-9 in those games.
  • St. Louis has a 16-9 record (winning 64% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -110 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Cardinals’ implied win probability is 52.4%.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by bookmakers 50 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 24 of those games (24-23-3).
  • The Cardinals have put together a 28-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 56% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have won 15, or 42.9%, of the 35 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Chicago has entered 35 games this season as the underdog by -108 or more and is 15-20 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 51.9%.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 50 games with a total this season.
  • In 50 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 28-22-0 ATS.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt has racked up an on-base percentage of .429, a slugging percentage of .625, and has 65 hits, all club-bests for the Cardinals. He’s batting .353 with 17 doubles, 11 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Goldschmidt ranks fourth in batting average, first in on base percentage, and third in slugging among the qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Goldschmidt has hit safely in 23 games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .459 with three doubles, five home runs, seven walks and 16 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .281 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Arenado ranks 37th in batting average, 43rd in on base percentage, and 15th in slugging in MLB play.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .274 with eight doubles, three triples, four home runs and 19 walks.
  • Harrison Bader is batting .250 with five doubles, four home runs and nine walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 186 .274 38 4 22 .351 .765
Paul Goldschmidt 184 .353 33 11 43 .429 1.054
Nolan Arenado 178 .281 22 10 35 .350 .872
Harrison Bader 160 .250 23 4 15 .297 .653
Yadier Molina 106 .226 9 2 9 .241 .562
Juan Yepez 93 .280 14 4 10 .337 .799
Corey Dickerson 93 .183 9 0 9 .238 .453
Albert Pujols 78 .218 11 4 15 .333 .730
Andrew Knizner 76 .237 5 1 10 .326 .642
Brendan Donovan 74 .297 14 1 9 .429 .848

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 41 hits and an OBP of .395, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .514.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Contreras ranks 40th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage, and 17th in slugging percentage.
  • Ian Happ has collected 40 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .363.
  • Among all qualifying players, Happ is 82nd in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging percentage.
  • Patrick Wisdom has 38 hits this season and has a slash line of .230/.304/.491.
  • Frank Schwindel has been key for Chicago with 39 hits, an OBP of .266 plus a slugging percentage of .373.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 177 .220 16 6 24 .266 .639
Patrick Wisdom 165 .230 29 11 26 .304 .795
Ian Happ 159 .252 25 5 26 .363 .778
Willson Contreras 148 .277 31 8 19 .395 .909
Nico Hoerner 123 .285 9 3 16 .312 .719
Rafael Ortega 115 .243 15 2 7 .346 .694
Alfonso Rivas 89 .202 9 2 13 .308 .623
Nick Madrigal 85 .212 6 0 2 .256 .503
Jason Heyward 76 .211 11 0 4 .286 .549
Christopher Morel 56 .268 10 2 6 .373 .837

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