Baseball betting fans have been treated well initially by both teams, who were showing a profit against the baseball odds after one week of play. The scheduled probable starters for this baseball betting matchup are right hander Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals and left hander Ted Lilly for the Cubs.
Carpenter pitched 7 shutout innings in his opening start and has been highly profitable against the baseball odds versus the Cubs with a 7-3 record and a nice 3.08 earned run average. Lilly got off to an excellent start this baseball betting season with a 2-0 record and a 3.86 earned run average.
Lilly has been a strong baseball betting commodity against the Cards with a career mark of 6-2 and a 2.99 earned run average. It’s an attractive pitching duel for a heated rivalry! The Cardinals won 6 out of their first 9 baseball betting decisions to begin the year, including 5 out of 7 at home.
St. Louis has shown strength on the mound as they were ranked 4th in the majors for earned run average to begin the season. Albert Pujols, as is usually the case, is the key man in the lineup and he was off to an outstanding start with a .364 average, .788 slugging percentage, along with 4 home runs and 11 runs batted in.
The key baseball betting question for St. Louis is if Pujols is going to get any significant help from the rest of the lineup this year. The Chicago Cubs won 5 out of their first 7 baseball betting decisions including 4 out of 6 on the road.
The Cubs were consistent both at the plate and on the mound ranking at or around the top 10 in the majors for both categories. Alfonso Soriano has been the main baseball betting asset in the lineup as he was hitting .312 with 4 home runs and 7 runs batted in. Ryan Theriot was also off to a hot start with a .533 on base percentage.
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