Friday MLB Odds, Picks for Cardinals vs. Cubs: Windy Weather at Wrigley Field Drives Betting Market Movement (June 11)
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images. Pictured: General view of Chicago Cubs flags blowing in the wind
- The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 p.m. in Friday afternoon MLB action.
- According to live MLB odds, the Cubs are favored today against the Cardinals, but savvy bettors should take note of Friday's Wrigley Field weather forecast.
- Using our MLB betting tools, we examine the detailed Cardinals vs. Cubs weather forecast, including how smart bettors can take advantage immediately.
Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Odds
|Time||2:20 p.m. ET|
The wind at Wrigley Field always matters whenever the Chicago Cubs are in action.
To illustrate just how impactful a Chicago weather forecast can be, I’m currently writing this introduction on Friday at 9:38 a.m. ET and sportsbooks have yet to open an over/under for today’s Cardinals vs. Cubs matchup which gets underway in less than five hours.
Because the wind is so important, oddsmakers often wait until closer to first pitch before posting totals for Cubs home games.
Sportsbooks need to know both the wind direction and speed as strong breezes blowing out will help long fly balls carry over the wall, thus increasing scoring, while winds blowing into the faces of batters will knock down potential home runs into long fly-ball outs.
As I mentioned above, oddsmakers waited to open a Cardinals vs. Cubs total, and according to latest Wrigley Field weather forecast, this was for very good reason.
Using our sports betting tools, let’s look at the latest Cardinals vs. Cubs weather forecast, with a focus on how bettors can quickly take advantage of Friday’s windy conditions.