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(10-3) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (7-6)
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri.
Projected Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Jaime Garcia
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +115 / Cardinals -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 -200 / Cardinals -1.5 +170
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Cubs have won 2 of their last 3 games including winning the first game against the Cardinals in St. Louis last night. They are in first place in the NL central 3 games up on the Cardinals and Pirates.
The Cardinals have lost 2 of their last 3 games.
In yesterday’s game between these 2 division rivals the Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-0.
The Cubs have the best betting odds to win the World Series and they have gotten off to a great start. They lead the Majors in team ERA and rank 3rd in runs scored.
Since winning 5 straight Chicago is 2-2 in their last 4 games.
Jason Hammel (1-0 0.75 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Cubs in this game and in his last start he went 6 innings and did not give up any earned runs in a 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. In 2 starts this season he has worked 12 innings only giving up 1 earned run and 8 hits.
Hammel is off to a solid start this season and that is needed since he finished last season with an ERA of 5.65 in his last 9 starts.
Hammel went 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 3 regular-season matchups against the Cardinals last season.
The Cubs are 6-1 on the road this season.
St. Louis Cardinals
Last season the Cardinals struggled to score runs, but topped the Majors in team ERA. This season that has been reversed, as they lead the league in runs scored and rank 15th in team ERA.
Opponents are only batting .197 against St. Louis pitching this season.
Jaime Garcia (1-0 2.40 ERA) had one of the best outings of his career in his last game when he had a complete game shutout in a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers where he struck out 13 batters and only gave up 1 hit.
Garcia is He’s 2-1 with a 2.06 ERA in 5 regular-season starts against the Cubs but the most recent was in 2012. He faced them in last season’s NLDS when he was tagged up for 5 earned runs in only 2 innings of work in a 6-3 loss.
The Cardinals have lost their last 3 games facing the Cubs with Garcia on the hill.
The Cardinals are 4-3 at home this season, but they have lost 2 of their last 3 games in their house.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- Cubs have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games against Right-handed Starters.
- Cardinals have an Over record of 4-2 in their last 6 home games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
I look for Garcia to have another solid outing and the Cardinals will take this game and even the series at a game apiece.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
In the last 20 games between these 2 teams in St. Louis the total has gone Over 15 times and look for that trend to continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 7 – Chicago 3
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