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2018 MLB Season
(8-18) Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals (15-12)
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Park, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: James Shields vs. Michael Wacha
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -225 | White Sox +207
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Chicago White Sox
Shields collected his third consecutive loss, this time against the Seattle Mariners. He went six innings giving up four earned off of six hits while striking out four and walking four. His strikeout-to-walk ratio now sits at 17:17.
When you can’t produce swings-and-misses (4.60 K/9) and give up more free bases (5.22 BB/9) than strikeouts – then you own a measly 64.3% LOB%. This inability to strike batters out while giving up too many walks has left him with a 6.14 ERA. If he isn’t popping you up or grounding you out, then he’s giving up hits and runs.
Chicago has gotten into a nice groove after missing multiple games due to weather. In the last week they have gone 4-4 while their lineup is slashing a solid .283/.322/.507 to go along with 33 extra-base hits and 39 RBI.
St. Louis Missouri
Wacha was able to pick up his fourth consecutive win and second consecutive quality start against the New York Mets who roughed him up in his first start of the season. He pitched six innings only giving up one earned off of five hits, while striking out eight and walking one.
In his first three starts of the season, Wacha posted a 12:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In his last two starts he has thrown 11 strikeouts compared to just two walks. When his command is on he is tough to beat evidenced by only giving up two earned in his last two starts compared to the nine earned in his first three starts.
St. Louis has been slumping over the last week winning just two of six contests. Their lineup is only slashing .202/.268/.310 to go along with 17 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHW are 6-20 in their last 26 Tue. games.
- CHW are 4-13 in their last 17 interleague games.
- CHW are 5-16 in their last 21 overall.
- Over is 10-1-1 in STL last 12 Tue. games.
- Over is 10-1 in STL last 11 interleague home games.
- STL are 7-2 in their last 9 Tue. games.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: St. Louis escapes round one of interleague play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: White Sox +1.5
I’d have to give the pitching edge to St. Louis, while the hitting edge goes to Chicago. Shields is always due to give up some runs, it’s just I expect Chicagos bat’s to knock Wacha and St. Louis’ 27th ranked bullpen for some runs as well and keep it close.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 5 – White Sox 4
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