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2018 MLB Season
(39-27) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-31)
Date: Saturday June 16, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Starters: Hendricks vs. Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -114 / St. Louis +104
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago +140 / St. Louis -160
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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The Cubs put 13 runs on the board and routed the Cardinals on Friday night.
Kris Bryant was 0-for-15 coming into the game after getting two days off and he busted out in a big way with a home run and four RBIs.
Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-3 and Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer to back Jon Lester, who went six efficient innings, giving up just five hits and only needing to strike out three.
Kyle Hendricks hasn’t faced St. Louis yet this season. He’s up to his usual act, except that he’s lost three starts in a row, due in large part to the Cubs only scoring him a single run in each of the three.
St. Louis Cardinals
Carlos Martinez has made two starts in June after missing nearly a month with injury. He was off to a fantastic start but hasn’t picked up where he left off before spending that time on the DL.
Martinez has lasted just four innings and 3.2 in his two starts and given up seven runs, combined. The Cardinals lost both of the games.
The numbers that really stick out, though, are the walks in each start. He has walked a dozen batters over his last two starts.
I would hypothesize that is a mechanical issue, stemming from his time off. Eventually, that should rid itself but the question is when?
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 7-3 in their last 10 Sat. games.
- STL are 6-2 in Martinez’s last 8 home starts.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: under.
This number looks high at first glance. If Martinez can get his mechanics back and avoid walking guys, it’s a bargain number.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: GO LOW
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 2 – St. Louis 3
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