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2021 MLB Handicapping
(22-21) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (25-18)
Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Adbert Alzolay (CHI) vs. Miles Mikolas (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -105 | Cardinals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Chicago Cubs will travel to meet with their division foe the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time of 2021 for a three-game NL Central series from Busch Stadium.
These teams split against each other last year as each team won five games in the 2020 season series.
The Cardinals lead the NL Central division and Chicago sits 3 games back so a strong showing from the Cubs in this series could shrink that lead quickly.
The Cubs are playing well, winning two consecutive series overall against the Tigers and Nationals to climb above the .500 mark. They are only three games back of this Cardinals team.
Wilson Contreras has amassed a solid 12 hits in his last seven clashes overall. The 29-year old catcher is having a productive season, bashing 8 homers along with 21 RBI’s and a .810 OPS.
The Cubs rank 8th in the Major Leagues with 4.60 runs per game. The pitching staff has filed a 4.25 team ERA, landing them 19th overall.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis rebounded from a rough sweep in San Diego with a two-game sweep of their own against the last-place Pirates this week. They outscored Pittsburgh 13-7.
Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis offensively as he holds team highs with 10 home runs as well as 31 RBI’S and a .307 average. Paul Goldschmidt has been great this month with 10 RBI’s along with a stellar .317 average. Goldschmidt has 24 RBI’s and a .713 OPS on the season.
St. Louis is scoring an average of 4.49 runs on the season, ranking them 13th in the big leagues. The pitching staff features a 3.85 team ERA, placing them 13th overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 22-21 overall
- Cubs are 6-12 on the road
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games in the 1st game of a series
- Cardinals are 25-18 overall
- Cardinals are 14-8 at home
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The Cubs are locked in, winning five out of their last six games overall and the pitching has been outstanding.
Furthermore, the Cardinals haven’t been all that threatening recently, winning only three out of their last seven games and two of those came against the Pirates.
Take the Cubs on the road Saturday to decrease the Cardinals lead in the Central.
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