Top-Profit Cardinals Host Falling White Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals are the best team in Major League Baseball right now, and it's not even close. The Cardinals went into Tuesday's action with a 51-24 record, which is nine games up on the rest of the NL Central. On Wednesday, John Lackey (3.41 FIP) will take the mound for the Cards as they host Jose Quintana (3.58 FIP) and the Chicago White Sox. First pitch is at 8:15 PM ET. Betting on St. Louis in every game would have generated 23.41 betting units in earnings, and that’s head-and-shoulders above anyone else. But Lackey is only responsible for 1.69 of those units. The Cardinals are 9-6 behind their nominal ace, giving him only 3.67 runs of support per game instead of their already-pedestrian average of 4.12 runs. The under is 10-5 for Lackey this year and 45-27-3 overall for St. Louis. Chicago (32-42, minus-12.42 units, under 41-30-3) comes into this game having lost 12 of its past 16 games to land in the AL Central basement. Quintana is down 3.86 units on a team record of 6-9; the Sox have scored just 2.33 runs per game for their young lefty, with the under checking in at 11-4.