Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has just three hits in 33 career at-bats against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as the two teams open up a four-game series at Wrigley Field.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Cubs are plus-108 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the total sitting at 8.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have won five games in a row, including a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros as minus-245 home favorites on Wednesday.
Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook is 6-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 career starts versus the Chicago Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs had their four-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, suffering a 13-2 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Angels as plus-121 home underdogs.
Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson is 1-4 with a 4.85 ERA in eight lifetime appearances against the St. Louis Cardinals.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the St. Louis Cardinals as one of their MLB picks on Thursday, as they've won 19 of their last 27 road games versus right-handed starting pitchers.
MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals minus-125
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