Cubs vs. Cardinals: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch

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The Chicago Cubs (27-24), led by Christopher Morel, visit Brendan Donovan and the St. Louis Cardinals (23-26) at 8:15 PM ET on Friday in a series opener.

The article below will provide you with everything you need to know to watch Chicago play St. Louis.

When is Cubs vs. Cardinals and when does it start?

This matchup between the Cubs and Cardinals is on Friday, May 24, 2024. Expect to see the opening pitch at 8:15 PM ET.

Where to watch Cubs vs. Cardinals

The Cubs and Cardinals will take to the field at Busch Stadium for this matchup on May 24, and if you’d like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on MARQ.

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Cubs Stats, Odds & Insights

The Cubs have won 57.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-9).

Chicago averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 19th in MLB action with 48 total home runs .

The Cubs are 22nd in MLB with a .368 slugging percentage.

Chicago has the 10th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.73).

The Cubs have the 16th-ranked WHIP in the majors (1.277).

Cardinals Stats, Odds & Insights

The Cardinals have won 10, or 43.5%, of the 23 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

St. Louis has hit just 41 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the majors.

The Cardinals rank 24th in the majors with a .361 team slugging percentage.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.26 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

Cardinals pitchers have a 1.304 WHIP this season, 18th in the majors.

Cubs Starter Recent Performance: Shota Imanaga

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Pirates May 18 7.0 4 0 0 7 1
at Braves May 13 5.0 7 0 0 8 3
vs. Padres May 7 7.0 7 2 2 8 1
at Mets May 1 7.0 3 0 0 7 1
at Red Sox April 26 6.1 5 1 1 7 1

Cardinals Starter Recent Performance: Miles Mikolas

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Red Sox May 18 5.0 2 1 1 4 1
at Brewers May 12 6.0 6 3 3 3 3
vs. Mets May 7 4.0 9 6 6 3 0
at Tigers May 1 6.0 6 3 3 4 0
at Mets April 26 5.2 7 2 2 5 0

Cubs Key Players to Watch

Shota Imanaga makes the start for the Cubs, his 10th of the season. He is 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings pitched.

His most recent time out came on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when the left-hander tossed seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits.

In nine games this season, the 30-year-old has a 0.84 ERA and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .200 to opposing hitters.

Morel is batting .205 this season with a team-high nine home runs and 33 RBI.

Nico Hoerner’s batting average of .257 leads all Chicago hitters this season.

Mike Tauchman leads Chicago with a .257 batting average while slugging four homers and driving in 15 runs.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas (3-5) to the mound for his 11th start this season.

The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in five innings pitched against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

The 35-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 5.77, a 3.55 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.396.

Donovan has racked up a team-high 23 runs batted in.

Nolan Arenado has 10 doubles, three home runs and 14 walks while batting .269.

Masyn Winn paces the Cardinals with a team-high batting average of .295.

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