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2018 MLB Season
(38-27) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-30)
Date: Friday June 15, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Starters: Lester vs. Wacha
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -107, Cardinals -103
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Chicago briefly took over first-place in the Central with a win in the series opener this week against Milwaukee. But the Brewers finally hit back after losing to the Cubs for the eighth time in nine games.
Milwaukee didn’t allow a run in either of the final two games of the series and obviously won both times to re-take first-place and then extend the lead to 1.5 games.
Kris Bryant has gone four consecutive games without a hit and Joe Maddon gave him the day off on Wednesday. He’s 0-for his last 15 at-bats and his batting average has dropped 20 points to .281.
Bryant is 9-for-31 career against Michael Wacha with a pair of doubles, triples and home runs. I imagine he’ll be back in the lineup after two days off.
St. Louis Cardinals
Some of the numbers suggest Michael Wacha is enjoying his best season ever and some point to his rookie year in 2013 being slightly better.
Wacha struck out a batter an inning in 2013, when his fastball’s explosiveness peaked. But he only threw 60-something innings, a number he has already surpassed this season.
His WHIP is the lowest it has been since 2013, too. That’s due in large part to a career-low 6.5 hits per nine innings. His ERA+ of 157 is, by far, the best mark he has in any single season.
He’s won both his June starts (and is 8–1 overall), following an 8-inning, 1-hit performance against the Pirates with 5.2 tough innings against Cincinnati.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 9-3 in their last 12 road games.
- CHC are 12-5 in their last 17 overall.
- CHC are 12-5 in their last 17 games on grass.
- STL are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss.
- STL are 10-2 in Wacha’s last 12 starts.
- STL are 10-2 in Wacha’s last 12 starts on grass.
- Head to Head: STL are 2-8 in Wacha’s last 10 starts vs. CHC.
- Head to Head: Under is 9-3-2 in Lester’s last 14 starts vs. STL.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: over.
Both starters are having great seasons, probably a little above their heads at this point in their careers. This number will be too low for that reason only.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 6 – St. Louis 4
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