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2021 MLB Handicapping
(68-90) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (89-70)
Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Undecided (CHI) vs. Dakota Hudson (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +140 | Cardinals -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
With the final week of the regular season concluding this week, a NL Central battle will take place from Busch Stadium. The Chicago cubs will play a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Chicago Cubs have been an average offensive team this season as they are 18th in the majors with a .717 OPS so far this year. They have been scoring decently well this season as they are averaging 4.34 runs per game thus far. Chicago has been doing extremely well in the last 15 days (12 games), they have a team slashline of .269/.362/.437 while scoring 4.92 runs per game in that span.
Left fielder Ian Happ has been leading the charge for the Cubbies as he has a .747 OPS this season with 24 home runs and 64 RBI while also stealing six bases on seven tries. If the Cubs can continue to hit well at the end of the season, they will be in a great spot.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis ran their win streak to an astounding 16 games as they rallied to down the Cubs Sunday to sweep that series on the road. It was the last road trip of the season for the Cardinals as they will play the final week of season at home against the Cubs and the Cubs.
With October quickly approaching and only 6 games remaining, St. Louis holds a commanding 5.5 games ahead of Cincinnati for the final Wild Card spot.
Nolan Arenado has been a big bat in the cleanup spot for St. Louis this season with team highs in homers (33) and RBI’s (103). Paul Goldschmidt is having his best season as a Cardinal and leads the team with a .294 batting average, .366 OBP, and 173 hits.
Wainwright has been terrific down the stretch, going 9-2 with a 2.47 ERA and a 0.919 WHIP over 94.2 innings in 14 second-half starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 68-90 overall
- Cubs are 29-48 on the road
- Cardinals are 89-70 overall
- Cardinals are 17-0 SU in last 17 games
- Cardinals are 44-34 at home
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
These are two central teams trending in different directions. Chicago sold their top talent at the deadline while St. Louis is scorching hot right now and won their last 17 games to earn a playoff position.
The Cardinals have less to play for now but keeping their legendary streak rolling is definitely some incentive.
I’m taking St. Louis to win at home over their far inferior opponent.
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