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(56-50) Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (57-49)
Date: Thursday August 1, 2019
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Lester (CHI), Flaherty (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +123 | Cardinals -133
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MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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The Cubs didn’t make the biggest move on the day of the Trade Deadline but they made one of the biggest. Nicholas Castellanos is on his way to the National League.
He’s a 27-year-old rental who was leading the American League in doubles before the deal. He came into this season averaging an OPS+ of 120 over the last three seasons.
And here’s a funky stat: Castellanos had as many RBIs, 37, as doubles. Clearly, he wasn’t getting many opportunities with runners on change. In Chicago, that should change.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals entered the day of the Trade Deadline a game ahead of the Cubs in the division and they made just a small deal with the Dodgers.
The swap involved two injured veterans. St. Louis received left-hander Tony Cingrani for Jedd Gyorko. Cingrani hasn’t really been effective since 2017 but if he get get healthy before the postseason, he’ll be a left-handed option for the Birds.
Adam Wainwright got two outs in the sixth inning before getting yanked in Tuesday’s 2–1 win. The bullpen was shutdown for the last 10 outs, including the last four from Carlos Martinez. Give him three consecutive scoreless appearances.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-2-1 in CHC last 13 overall.
- Under is 10-2-1 in CHC last 13 on grass.
- CHC are 5-16 in their last 21 games as an underdog.
- Under is 21-6 in STL last 27 home games.
- STL are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- STL are 7-2 in their last 9 games on grass.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis.
- Head to Head: CHC are 6-2 in Lesters last 8 starts vs. STL.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction:
Flaherty has given up four runs in his last four. It isn’t time for postseason form for Lester, yet.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cardinals RL
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 2 – St. Louis 6
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