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(37-33) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (47-22)
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 2:20PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs Jake Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -300
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total:OFF
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This NL Central matchup is one of the MLB’s best rivalries, except this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals have struggled against the Cubs this season, and they are 11.5 games behind the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have been dominant for most of this season, they look to stay healthy going into the break.
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The St. Louis Cardinals lineup has slowed down since the beginning of the year. They are led by Aledmys Diaz who was off to a very hot start before slowing down this season.
Diaz is hitting .302 on the year with 16 doubles and 33 runs batted in. Stephen Piscotty is hitting .297 on the year with 26 extra base hits and 37 RBIs.
The 3rd baseman Matt Carpenter is leading the team in RBIs with 42; he is hitting .297 with 21 doubles on the year.
The Cardinals have Michael Wacha on the mound Wednesday and he hasn’t been very good. He is currently 2-7 with a 4.56 E.R.A and 70 strikeouts.
Wacha looked good in his last start, but was not able to get any run support. Wacha pitched in 7.2 innings of work where he gave up only 1 earned runs on 6 hits.
Wacha also struck out 7 batters and walked 2. Wacha looks to continue pitching well after this start.
The Chicago Cubs’ lineup has been doing what seems to be just enough to win games this season. They are led by Ben Zobrist. Zobrist is hitting .316 with 9 home runs and 42 runs batted in so far.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo lead this team in home runs with 17. Bryant is hitting .274 and has knocked in 48 runs, and Rizzo is hitting .273 with a team leading 53 RBIs.
The middle of the order looks to beat Wacha around in this one.
The Chicago Cubs have Jake Arrieta on the mound Wednesday. Arrieta is currently 11-1 on the year with a 1.74 E.R.A and 101 strikeouts.
Arrieta is in the top 3 in the MLB in both wins and E.R.A. He was last in action in a shutout win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He threw in 6 scoreless innings where he only gave up 2 hits. Jake also struck out 11 batters and he walked 3. He looks to take a league leading 12th win.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 21-10 in their last 31 Wed. games.
- Over is 18-4 in Wachas last 22 starts on grass.
- Over is 18-4 in Wachas last 22 starts overall.
- Under is 14-2 in CHC last 16 home games.
- Over is 8-3 in CHC last 11 Wed. games.
- CHC are 50-20 in their last 70 home games.
- Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
I’m taking the Cubs in this one and it shouldn’t be close. Arrieta will stay dominate with this mediocre Cards lineup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs Runline
Wacha has not pitched well for most of this season so look for the Cubs lineup to tear him up as usual. Cubs in this one, it shouldn’t be much sweat for the lineup or Arrieta.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 2 Cubs 6
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