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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they battle the Chicago Cubs in a 2023 MLB London Series matchup on Sunday. Chicago posted a 9-1 win in Saturday's series opener. The Cubs (37-38), who have closed to within three games of first place in the National League Central, have won four in a row. The Cardinals (31-45), fifth in the division, have won 11 of the past 15 games against the Cubs.

The game from London Stadium in London, England, is slated to begin at 10:10 a.m. ET. Both teams are hitting .249 as a team, tied for 15th-best in MLB. The Cubs are -140 favorites (risk $140 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Cubs vs. Cardinals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 11.5. Before making any Cardinals vs. Cubs picks, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Cubs vs. Cardinals and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Cardinals vs. Cubs:

  • Cubs vs. Cardinals money line: Cubs -140, Cardinals +118
  • Cubs vs. Cardinals over-under: 11.5 runs
  • Cubs vs. Cardinals run line: Cubs -1.5 (+105)
  • CHC: The Cubs are 9-1 in their last 10 games
  • STL: The Cardinals are 4-2 in their last six games against a team with a losing record
  • Cubs vs. Cardinals picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Cubs

Chicago is expected to send right-hander Marcus Stroman (9-4, 2.28 ERA) to the mound. Stroman has won his last seven starts, including a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Shortstop Dansby Swanson has been on a roll with hits in nine of the past 10 games. In Saturday's win over St. Louis, the eighth-year veteran was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI with two runs scored. He has had four multi-hit games in the past nine games, including a 3-for-4 performance with two RBI in a 10-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 14. For the season, Swanson is hitting .268 with eight homers, 33 RBI and 35 runs scored.

Infielder Nico Hoerner has hits in 10 of the past 11 games, including five multi-hit games in that span. In Wednesday's win at Pittsburgh, Hoerner was 2-for-5 with a triple, homer and three RBI. He doubled in Saturday's win over St. Louis. For the year, he is batting .283 with 12 doubles, three triples, five homers, 38 RBI and 43 runs scored. See which side to pick at SportsLine.

Why you should back the Cardinals

Left-hander Matthew Liberatore (1-2, 6.12 ERA) will start for St. Louis. Liberatore, who picked up his only win against Milwaukee on May 17, is coming off a pair of no-decisions. In a 4-3 loss to San Francisco on June 12, he received a no-decision after pitching six innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out five. In nine games last season, he was 2-2 with a 5.97 ERA with 18 walks and 28 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is among the top Cardinals hitters, batting .287 in 73 games this season. He was 1-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's loss and has hits in eight of the past 10 games, including four multi-hit games. In Tuesday's 9-3 win over the Washington Nationals, Goldschmidt was 2-for-5 with an RBI. In 86 career games against the Cubs, he is batting .292 with 18 doubles, 24 homers and 61 RBI. See which side to pick at SportsLine.

How to make Cubs vs. Cardinals picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 10 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the MLB model's picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Cubs vs. Cardinals, and which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side you need to jump on, all from the model on a 35-26 roll, and find out.