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    Corey Dickerson leads the St. Louis Cardinals (71-53) into a matchup against the Chicago Cubs (54-70) after his four-hit showing in a 7-1 loss to the Cubs. The Cardinals are moneyline favorites (-110) for this game against the underdog Cubs (-109), which begins at 2:20 PM ET on Thursday. Dakota Hudson gets the starting nod for St. Louis, and Marcus Stroman is Chicago’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -110 9.5

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are eighth-best in MLB play with 149 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals’ .258 batting average is fifth-best in MLB.
    • The Cardinals are second in the league with a .329 on-base percentage.
    • The Cardinals strike out 7.7 times per game, the sixth-best mark in the league.
    • The Cardinals average 1.2 home runs per road game this season (75 total on the road).
    • The Cardinals have a .421 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The club is batting .258 with 574 hits (9.1 per game) on the road this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in OBP (.417), slugging percentage (.622) and total hits (148) this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Goldschmidt is first in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is second in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .261 with a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado has 33 doubles, a triple, 26 home runs and 42 walks while hitting .300.
    • Arenado is 11th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage and fourth in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Tommy Edman has 115 hits this season and has a slash line of .252/.315/.371.
    • Edman brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .267 with a double, a home run and four RBI.
    • Dylan Carlson has eight home runs, 39 RBI and a batting average of .243 this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs have hit 127 homers this season, which ranks 15th in the league.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.313).
    • The Cubs rank 23rd in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 65 games at home this season, they’ve hit 62 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .392 in 65 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .249 with 8.2 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Willson Contreras has accumulated an on-base percentage of .357 and has 94 hits, both team-best marks for the Cubs.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Contreras’ batting average puts him 89th, his on-base percentage is 24th, and he is 33rd in slugging.
    • Ian Happ leads his team with a .442 slugging percentage.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Happ’s batting average places him 40th, his on-base percentage ranks 36th, and he is 54th in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .291 with 18 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 23 walks.
    • Patrick Wisdom is hitting .218 with 25 doubles, 22 home runs and 51 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Hudson Stroman
    22 GS 17
    6-6 W-L 3-5
    4.33 ERA 3.83
    114.1 IP 91.2
    53 BB 25
    66 SO 83

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