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Matchup Reports

Friday at 4:05 PM
ST LOUIS (69-51) AT CHICAGO CUBS (52-68) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
951: ST LOUIS
952: CHICAGO CUBS
8.5
+117
69-51
52-68
60-56-4
54-61-5
4.9 / 3.7
3.9 / 4.3
(R) J WESTBROOK
(R) J ARRIETA
7-6
1-2
3.48
6.07
1.41
1.58
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 51   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
ST LOUISWESTBROOK-173
CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA +173 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
ST LOUIS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games69-51+1.2266-211+2.91526-1278-5.360-56241-2191338-1329
when the total is 8 to 8.527-23-4113-86+7.9545-427+35.827-21103-91470-470
as a road favorite of -125 to -1507-6-137-27+0.4169-135-12.79-437-25166-132
in road games33-28+2126-115+4.9699-706-22.933-26129-104697-646
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.512-12-1.652-49+0.1235-223+8.914-955-43246-200
in August games7-7-338-33-6.4257-209-5.58-536-31213-224
when playing on Friday11-7+2.139-36-6233-208-13.98-1042-30205-203
against division opponents28-20+1121-90+1.1700-574-35.726-21107-96607-608
in day games24-14+6.686-71-3.4548-429+34.823-1585-68470-465
in games played on a grass field69-51+1.2265-209+3.71462-1200+12.160-56240-2171272-1263
against right-handed starters57-32+14.9198-148+12.91123-895+58.445-41172-161973-948
after a win34-33-11.1139-124-20.2810-702-60.934-30125-128713-721
when playing against a team with a losing record39-22+6147-101+8.8800-603-9.629-29122-118687-654
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season14-7+365-47-3.9409-308-16.911-1052-56352-335

CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games52-68-5.5184-261-47.91300-1435-266.354-61207-2191290-1330
when the total is 8 to 8.59-23-12.756-97-33.4429-479-88.618-1479-73455-429
as a home underdog of +100 to +12511-18-5.540-48-2.7104-149-3314-1339-45128-112
in home games23-36-14100-121-21.9695-671-16129-2897-114656-657
at home when the total is 8 to 8.54-12-8.330-38-7.6200-197-47.48-833-34192-192
in August games3-10-4.827-44-10.3199-271-856-734-34247-206
when playing on Friday8-11-0.831-39-0.8199-234-50.57-1231-33207-201
when playing with a day off2-11-8.815-34-17.3137-177-59.97-623-21155-141
against division opponents18-35-12.283-132-37.7624-651-114.724-28104-106606-612
in day games22-34-9.690-122-25.9702-730-138.422-3190-113681-698
in games played on a grass field52-68-5.5184-261-47.91243-1351-244.154-61207-2191226-1259
against right-handed starters36-49-6.9130-192-40.6951-1056-190.542-40159-153946-979
after getting shut out2-8-6.211-25-13.872-97-35.25-517-1977-88
after a loss32-35+5.6113-145-11.7690-736-76.930-37125-127677-691
after 3 or more consecutive losses9-9+2.734-48-5.5168-217-40.410-845-35199-172
when playing against a team with a winning record23-45-13.887-140-23.7575-709-101.433-35107-112616-615
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season9-14-0.843-69-8.7273-369-64.59-1451-57315-301
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/2/2013MILLER(R)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R)13-3W-1058 unO1490650
8/3/2013WESTBROOK(R)@ CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)3-8L1558.5 unO4619100
8/4/2013LYNN(R)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R)15-2W1208.5 unO1970432
8/5/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)LA DODGERSGREINKE(R)2-3L-1607 unU880741
8/6/2013KELLY(R)LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)5-1W+1306.5 ovU841980
8/7/2013MILLER(R)LA DODGERSNOLASCO(R)4-13L-1457.5 unO108118132
8/8/2013MARTINEZ(R)LA DODGERSRYU(L)1-5L-1058 unU7511091
8/9/2013LYNN(R)CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L)0-3L-2208 unU71005100
8/10/2013WACHA(R)CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA(R)5-6L-2007.5 ovO91010110
8/11/2013KELLY(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)8-4W-1658 unO1392891
8/13/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)PITTSBURGHMORTON(R)4-3W-1707 ovP1417010112
8/14/2013MILLER(R)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)1-5L-1256.5 unU421851
8/15/2013LYNN(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)6-5W-1157 unO12801390
8/16/2013WESTBROOK(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
8/17/2013KELLY(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
8/18/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
8/19/2013MILLER(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R) 
8/20/2013LYNN(R)@ MILWAUKEETHORNBURG(R) 
8/21/2013WESTBROOK(R)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R) 
8/22/2013KELLY(R)ATLANTAWOOD(L) 
8/23/2013 ATLANTA  

CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/2/2013WOOD(L)LA DODGERSRYU(L)2-6L+1159 ovU141019100
8/3/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)LA DODGERSCAPUANO(L)0-3L-1107.5 unU87110111
8/4/2013VILLANUEVA(R)LA DODGERSFIFE(R)0-1L+1058 unU791270
8/6/2013JACKSON(R)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R)8-9L1058 ovO12801332
8/7/2013WOOD(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)5-2W1557.5 unU740891
8/8/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ PHILADELPHIAMARTIN(R)1-12L-1159 unO61101460
8/9/2013RUSIN(L)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)3-0W2008 unU51007100
8/10/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R)6-5W1857.5 ovO10110910
8/11/2013JACKSON(R)@ ST LOUISKELLY(R)4-8L1558 unO8911392
8/12/2013WOOD(L)CINCINNATILATOS(R)0-2L+1307.5 unU660410
8/13/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)4-6L+1307 ovO7518100
8/14/2013RUSIN(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)0-5L+1308 unU221740
8/16/2013ARRIETA(R)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R) 
8/17/2013JACKSON(R)ST LOUISKELLY(R) 
8/18/2013WOOD(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
8/19/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
8/20/2013RUSIN(L)WASHINGTONHAREN(R) 
8/21/2013ARRIETA(R)WASHINGTONJORDAN(R) 
8/22/2013JACKSON(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R) 
8/23/2013 @ SAN DIEGO  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games69-51+1.260-564.90.2730.3303.70.2480.305
Road Games33-28+233-265.20.2700.3283.80.2580.314
vs Right-handed Starters57-32+14.945-415.30.2820.3393.60.2450.301
Past 7 Games3-4-3.53-33.60.2580.3174.40.2440.327
Grass Games69-51+1.260-564.90.2730.3303.70.2480.305
Day Games24-14+6.623-154.90.2660.3223.60.2630.319
Division28-20+126-215.00.2770.3353.70.2460.308
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2730.33012041351129346930.02558352822308171365514028
Road Games5.20.2700.328612163583191520.023041884741442066307315
Righty Starters5.30.2820.339893087871264740.02446268597206041073910224
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.711.291339.31471403252611331912-16331470.2%
Road Games3.051.216165.3605615515461485-713668.4%

CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games52-68-5.554-613.90.2390.2954.30.2460.314
Home Games23-36-1429-284.20.2490.3054.60.2570.322
vs Right-handed Starters36-49-6.942-404.10.2400.2964.40.2460.312
Past 7 Games2-5-1.34-32.60.1900.2665.40.2620.330
Grass Games52-68-5.554-613.90.2390.2954.30.2460.314
Day Games22-34-9.622-313.70.2370.2974.00.2350.306
Division18-35-12.224-283.10.2160.2784.20.2470.315
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.29512040999803751290.034433258985581098779984
Home Games4.20.2490.305591975491197750.042351614372538257445740
Righty Starters4.10.2400.296852936706273920.033282316243257964566860
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.231.4083381691593264015028016-20302356.6%
Home Games4.641.460172.7968917616761575-1181142.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JAKE WESTBROOK recent results and season statistics
JAKE WESTBROOK - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.111.4957-717103-524711154340---
All Starts3.481.4147-61698.36.1433898541398-8-0.512-4
Road Starts5.141.7142-610565.6363265431253-7-4.68-2
Last 3 Starts6.351.4711-23175.71212172891-2-13-0
JAKE WESTBROOK - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/3/2013at CINCINNATI3-8+1558.5Loss,OverL5554155CINGRANI(L)
7/29/2013at PITTSBURGH2-9+1407Loss,OverL5444132LIRIANO(L)
7/24/2013PHILADELPHIA11-3-1658Win,OverW7339002LANNAN(L)

JAKE ARRIETA recent results and season statistics
JAKE ARRIETA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.071.5841-2629.74.9202027320253-3-0.33-2
Home Starts5.401.4501-14205.0121214215202-2-0.62-1
Last 3 Starts6.751.5680-2314.74.911111429110-3-3.61-2
JAKE ARRIETA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/30/2013MILWAUKEE2-3-1308.5Loss,Under 6112132THORNBURG(R)
6/17/2013at DETROIT1-5+1758.5Loss,UnderL4.75510113SCHERZER(R)
4/21/2013LA DODGERS4-7-1309Loss,OverL4552056FIFE(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 18-27 (-1.8 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
24 of 44 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.5 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 6-7 (+2.2 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.3 Units)

All games at CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 11-10 (+2.9 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
11 of 20 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.1 Units)
Games played at CHICAGO CUBS this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 3-3 (+0.4 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.2 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
8/11/2013CHICAGO CUBS4+155 Over80191JACKSON(R) 5463
 ST LOUIS8-1658 unWin130192KELLY(R) 5.3352
8/10/2013CHICAGO CUBS6+185  1010110VILLANUEVA(R) 6471
 ST LOUIS5-2007.5 ovOver92010WACHA(R) 5253
8/9/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+200  500100RUSIN(L)W6072
 ST LOUIS0-2208 unUnder700100LYNN(R)L6.7335
7/14/2013ST LOUIS10-150  2110150WAINWRIGHT(R) 6481
 CHICAGO CUBS6+1407 evOver111071WOOD(L) 5.73103
7/13/2013ST LOUIS4-115 Over1200131LYNN(R)L4.36121
 CHICAGO CUBS6+1057.5 unWin1422101GARZA(R)W6.72102
7/12/2013ST LOUIS3-110  70070KELLY(R)W5.3132
 CHICAGO CUBS2+1008.5 unUnder51060VILLANUEVA(R)L6242
7/11/2013ST LOUIS0-125 Under40070WESTBROOK(R)L7374
 CHICAGO CUBS3+1158.5 unWin70061JACKSON(R)W7030
6/20/2013CHICAGO CUBS1+165 Under51060FELDMAN(R)L5.3564
 ST LOUIS6-1757.5 evWin101060LYNN(R)W6132
6/19/2013CHICAGO CUBS1+155 Under20040JACKSON(R)L5.3462
 ST LOUIS4-1658.5 unWin91062WESTBROOK(R)W7023
6/18/2013CHICAGO CUBS4+190  82050SAMARDZIJA(R)W8.3271
 ST LOUIS2-2107 unUnder81040WAINWRIGHT(R)L7470
6/17/2013CHICAGO CUBS2+190 Under51072WOOD(L)L7370
 ST LOUIS5-2107.5 unWin80040MILLER(R)W5022
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JAKE WESTBROOK vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
WESTBROOK is 6-3 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.354.
His team's record is 7-4 (+1.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-7. (-4.6 units)
JAKE WESTBROOK recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/11/2013at CHICAGO CUBS0-3-1258.5Loss,UnderL7337042JACKSON(R)
6/19/2013CHICAGO CUBS4-1-1658.5Win,UnderW7102032JACKSON(R)
5/8/2013at CHICAGO CUBS5-4-1208Win,Over 5.3439011VILLANUEVA(R)

JAKE ARRIETA vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.
JAKE ARRIETA recent starts vs. ST LOUIS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CHICAGO CUBS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1124, -77.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 53.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (212-186, +7.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.9% of the time since 1997. (1154-1071, -10.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (198-170, +8.3 units)
Edge=ST LOUIS
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 49.5% of the time since 1997. (874-892, -143.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 49.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (141-145, -21.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (959-927, -108.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 54.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (158-132, +10.2 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
ST LOUIS
[C] 08/15/2013 - Tony Cruz 15-day DL (8/15) ( Forearm )
[CF] 08/15/2013 - Shane Robinson has been activated ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/26/2013 - John Gast 15-day DL (5/26) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/18/2013 - Jaime Garcia 60-day DL (5/18), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Jason Motte 60-day DL (3/22), out for season ( Elbow )
[SS] 03/31/2013 - Rafael Furcal 60-day DL (3/22), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Chris Carpenter 60-day DL (2/22) ( Shoulder )
CHICAGO CUBS
[LF] 08/10/2013 - Thomas Neal 60-day DL (8/7) ( Shoulder )
[P] 08/08/2013 - Matt Guerrier 60-day DL (8/7) ( Elbow )
[3B] 08/04/2013 - Luis Valbuena 15-day DL (8/4) ( Oblique )
[CF] 07/19/2013 - Brian Bogusevic 15-day DL (7/15) ( Hamstring )
[CF] 06/30/2013 - Ryan Sweeney 60-day DL (6/30) ( Ribs )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Zach Putnam 60-day DL (6/12) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Rafael Dolis 15-day DL (5/27) ( Forearm )
[P] 05/28/2013 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (5/27), out for season ( Arm )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
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