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    The St. Louis Cardinals (43-53) will attempt to keep a five-game win streak intact when they visit the Chicago Cubs (45-50) on Thursday at 8:05 PM ET. The Cardinals (+100) are not favored to continue the streak against the Cubs (-120). Marcus Stroman starts for Chicago, and Steven Matz is St. Louis’ pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Cardinals

    • Game Day: Thursday, July 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -120 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Cardinals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 18th in MLB play with 106 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .251 batting average ranks 14th in MLB.
    • The Cubs are eighth in MLB with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • Chicago’s 9.2 strikeouts per game rank 24th in MLB.
    • The Cubs have hit 56 homers at home this season (1.1 per game).
    • Chicago has a .409 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .259 with 425 hits (8.7 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .710, fueled by an OBP of .324 and a team-best slugging percentage of .385 this season. He has a .275 batting average.
    • Among all qualified batters in baseball, he is 39th in batting average, 84th in on-base percentage, and 122nd in slugging.
    • Hoerner has recorded at least one hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .292 with a triple, a home run, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger is batting .311 with 14 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 22 walks, while slugging .527 with an on-base percentage of .367.
    • Bellinger brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .421 with a double, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .373 this season while batting .245 with 66 walks and 38 runs scored.
    • Christopher Morel has been key for Chicago with 53 hits, an OBP of .326 plus a slugging percentage of .545.

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals’ 131 home runs rank seventh in Major League Baseball.
    • St. Louis’ .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.
    • The Cardinals are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .331.
    • St. Louis ranks 12th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.4 home runs per game in their 48 road contests this season.
    • St. Louis has a team slugging percentage of .418 in away games this season with 150 extra-base hits.
    • In 48 road games this season, they have a batting average of .244 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado has 102 hits, a team-best for the Cardinals. He’s batting .288 and slugging .528 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • He ranks 18th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
    • Arenado takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .444 with a double, two home runs, two walks and 10 RBI.
    • Paul Goldschmidt has a .370 on-base percentage while slugging .473. Both are team-highs. He has a batting average of .284.
    • He is 25th in batting average, 17th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Brendan Donovan has accumulated an on-base percentage of .370, a team-high for the Cardinals.
    • Nolan Gorman is hitting .242 with 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 35 walks.

    Cubs vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

    Marcus Stroman (CHC) Pitcher Steven Matz (STL)
    10 – 6 W/L 0 – 7
    118.2 IP 76
    2.88 ERA 4.86
    1.087 WHIP 1.513
    7.7 K/9 8.6
    3.2 BB/9 3.3

    Cubs vs. Cardinals Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Dansby Swanson: 10 Day IL (Heel), Nick Madrigal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Cardinals: Tommy Edman: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Ryan Helsley: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Drew VerHagen: 15 Day IL (Hip), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler O’Neill: 60 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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