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(29-14) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (24-21)
Date: Wednesday May 25 2016
Time: 1:45 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs Carlos Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This NL matchup is one of the most competitive rivalries in the NL.
The Cubs are in one of the slowest parts of their season, losing 3 straight ballgames.
The Cardinals look to give the Cubs their 4th straight loss.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has done very well to complement their rotation. They are led by the newly acquired Ben Zobrist. Zobrist is hitting .338 with 6 dingers and 29 runs batted in.
He is paced by Dexter Fowler, although he has been struggling as of late. Fowler is hitting .314 on the year with 5 home runs and 21 RBIs.
Anthony Rizzo is providing all the power for the Cubs. He is hitting .239 on the year with 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in.
The Cubs lineup look to improve to get them over this slump.
The Cubs send out their ace, Jake Arrieta to the mound. Arrieta has been absolutely dominate this year as he stands at 8-0 on the year with a 1.29 E.R.A and 63 strikeouts.
In his last start against the San Francisco Giants, Jake got the victory on 7 innings of work with 1 earned run given up with 4 hits. He also walked 2 batters and struck out 8 Giants.
He looks to improve to 9-0 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals lineup seems to be making a turnaround for the better. They are led by Aledmys Diaz. Diaz leads the way with a .345 average, 15 doubles and 24 runs batted in on the year.
Stephen Piscotty has come along this year and is now hitting a higher average. He is hitting .329 on the year with 14 2 baggers and 25 RBIs.
Matt Carpenter seems to be the most consistent on this Cardinals team. He leads the teams with 9 home runs and 32 runs batted in while hitting .253.
The Cards are sending Carlos Martinez to the mound and he has been struggling, as he has lost 4 in a row on the mound. He is currently 4-4 on the year with a 3.56 E.R.A and 35 strikeouts.
He was last in action in a loss against Arizona. He threw 5 innings of work, giving up 4 earned runs and 7 hits. He struck out only 3 batters and walked 3 as well. Martinez needs to turn things around as he is on a big time losing streak.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 on grass.
- CHC are 41-19 in their last 60 overall.
- STL are 20-7 in their last 27 Wed. games.
- Over is 8-3-2 in STL last 13 Wed. games.
- Over is 6-1-4 in Martinezs last 11 home starts.
- Over is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
It is always hard to bet against Arrieta with the way he has been pitching. He is being completely dominate on the mound and I’m sticking with him in this one against the Cardinals.
Look for the Cubs to knock around Martinez in this one and Arrieta to just shut the door on them early and often.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs ML
Cubs by a good bit of runs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 St. Louis 2
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