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2021 MLB Handicapping
(22-21) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (25-18)
Date: Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Zach Davies (CHI) vs. Adam Wainwright (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. Shortstop Javier Baez leads Chicago with 10 HR’s and 28 RBI’s.
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:
Chicago has been playing better ball as of late but the Cardinals are still a solid team top down.
This isn’t a great pitching matchup between Davies and Wainwright as both have shown flaws in their game but Wainwright holds the veteran presence and it’s always hard to bet against him.
I like St. Louis to wrap up the series Sunday with a win at home before heading off for a long 10 game road trip.
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