On the evening of May 25, 2024, Major League Baseball action will light up Busch Stadium as the Chicago Cubs go head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals. The first pitch is slated for 7:15 PM under what is expected to be partly cloudy skies.

Jameson Taillon, who has impressed with an ERA of 2.204, will start for the Cubs. His counterpart, Miles Mikolas, will take the mound for the Cardinals, currently with a higher ERA of 5.774. In the standings within the NL Central Division, the Cubs find themselves in 5th place with a 27-24 record, reflecting a winning percentage of .530. They’ve shown a balanced home and road performance, with a close games count in both scenarios. The Cardinals, lagging slightly behind, are ranked 9th with a record of 23-26, showing some resilience despite a rough division record of 1-6.

As for the betting odds for this game, they indicate a tightly contested matchup. The point spread favors the Cardinals by 1.5 points, reflecting their slight edge playing at home. The over/under for the game is set at 8.5, suggesting a moderate number of runs expected from both teams. For money line bets, the Cardinals are slightly favored with odds of -116, compared to the Cubs who are at -103, making this game a nearly even matchup, attracting bets on either side.