The Cubs have the best record in baseball since June 3, and they appear to have the pitching advantage tonight with Jason Marquis over St. Louis' Braden Looper.  Play Chicago.

The Chicago Cubs are the hottest team in baseball since June 3.

Everything is clicking and they have the advantage today on the mound with Marquis vs. Looper. The Cubs are 13-7 in Marquis’ 20 starts in 2007, and he has just a 3.92 ERA for the year. Braden Looper features a 7.63 ERA over his last three starts, and over a 5.00 ERA on the season. The Cubs will touch him up for at least five runs tonight with the way they have been hitting the ball.

The Cubs have won four straight over St. Louis, and they are 8-0 in their last eight road games vs. a right-handed starter. They are also 7-1 in Marquis' last eight starts vs. the National League Central.

The Cardinals are 1-5 in Looper's last six starts following a team loss in their previous game, so bet Chicago tonight.

Free Pick: Cubs -104