The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-1 in their last six home games against the Chicago Cubs. The Cards host their division rivals for a three-game series starting this Friday night.
St. Louis is a -125 favorite in Friday's series opener at Bovada. Chicago sends Jake Arrieta to the mound as a +105 underdog against John Lackey and the Cardinals. The Cardinals have tagged Chicago pitching for 8.17 runs per game over their last six home games against the Cubs.