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2021 MLB Handicapping
(46-47) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (46-47)
Date: Monday, July 19th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Alec Mills (CHI) vs. Jake Woodford (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -110 | Cardinals +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
The Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a huge four-game series on Monday night from Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
The two teams enter even in the NL Central division and with how the season is shaking out, both teams also know that it’s probably going to take winning the division for either team to be playing in the postseason.
These familiar foes have already met 8 times this season with the Cubs winning 6 of those matchups.
Chicago has had a disappointing season and sit below .500 at 46-47 after the midway point, tied for 3rd place in the NL Central with the Cardinals.
As long as Kris Bryant and Javier Baez are in the lineup every night, the Cubs will continue to have a chance at the win. The two have turned into a strong duo on the year, leading the team across the 5 main offensive categories.
3B Bryant has been the teams most consistent hitter with a team-best .268 average, a .349 OBO, and 81 hits. SS Baez has been more of the big bat for the Cubs as he has a team best 21 home runs and 59 RBI’s.
The Cubs offense has not been good this year, only ranking 19th in baseball in runs per game and are 28th and 27th in batting average and hits per game, respectively.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals entered the season as a favorite in the NL Central but have struggled to find consistency, especially on the offensive side of things.
St. Louis grabbed 2 straight wins over the weekend to secure the series win over the league best San Francisco Giants. They are still below .500 at 46-47, tied with the Cubs for 3rd place in the division.
Paul Goldschmidt has been a consistent hitter for St. Louis with a .271 average, .342 OBP, and 94 hits. Nolan Arenado, much like Baez has done for the Cubs, leads in the power categories behind his team-best 17 home runs and 56 RBI’s.
The Cardinals rank 27th in runs per game in baseball and batting average while ranking in the bottom 10 in baseball in home runs per game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 46-47 overall
- Cubs are 18-30 on the road
- Cardinals are 46-47 overall
- Cardinals are 25-19 at home
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
This week’s series should be as close as it gets between the Cubs and Cardinals and could play a key factor down the stretch.
In these matchups I tend to lean in the home teams favor as both clubs play better in front of their home crowds and haven’t done well on the road.
I’m taking St. Louis to keep their momentum rolling and win the series opener.
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