On the evening of May 25, 2024, the Chicago Cubs are set to battle the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium under partly cloudy skies, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 PM. Jameson Taillon, who carries a stellar ERA of 2.204, will take the mound for the Cubs. In contrast, Miles Mikolas, with a higher ERA of 5.774, will pitch for the Cardinals.

In the 2024 NL Central Division, the Cubs currently take the 5th spot with a record of 27-24, showcasing a winning percentage of 0.53. They’ve been fairly balanced with a 5-5 divisional record and are positioned 2nd within the division. Despite a recent struggle having only three wins in their last 10 games and a current two-game losing streak, their overall performance has been decent. They exhibit a stronger performance in home games with a 15-11 record compared to a slightly below-par 12-13 on the road. On a brighter note, they have accumulated more victories in night games, standing at 12 wins against day game wins.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, find themselves in 9th place with a 23-26 record, reflecting a 0.47 win percentage. Their divisional challenges are evident as they have only won 1 out of 7 games, placing them 3rd in the division. They have, however, picked up momentum recently with eight wins over their last 10 games and are currently riding a three-game win streak. The Cardinals have evenly split their home game wins and losses at 11-12, and similarly struggled slightly more on the road with a 12-14 mark.

Looking at the betting odds, the Cubs are slightly favored with a -103 money line compared to the Cardinals at -116. This suggests a close contest. With a point spread of 1.5 and an over/under sitting at 8.5, this game promises to be tightly contested with potential for lots of action on the field.