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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-45) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (43-44)
Date: Friday, July 9th, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc (STL) vs. Kyle Hendricks (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +110 Cubs -141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Cubs -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Cardinals will be in Chicago to take on the Cubs for game 1 Friday at 2:20 ET.
The last time these teams played, the Cubs won all 3 of them.
Wade LeBlanc will be going for the Cardinals and Kyle Hendricks will get the start for the Cubs.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have played decent so far this year, but have been struggling as of late. They have lost 3 of their last 5 games.
With a record of 43-45, they find themselves 4th in the National League Central. The Brewers are 9 games ahead of them.
St. Louis took 2 out of 3 against the Giants recently. San Francisco won 5-2 on Wednesday. In that series, the Cardinals scored 13 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Johan Oviedo went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Wade LeBlanc is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA so far. His last start was on Saturday against the Rockies where he went 5.2 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Rockies won this game 3-2.
The pitching has not been great for this team. They have a 4.22 ERA which is 16th best in baseball.
Offensively, this team has also struggled. They are scoring 3.94 runs per game which is 28th best.
Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt are 2 of their more consistent hitters.
This team has hit 90 home runs which is 23rd best in baseball.
The Cubs have really been struggling as of late. They have lost 11 of their last 12 games.
Chicago is 43-44 and they are 3rd in the National League Central. The Brewers are 3.5 games ahead of them.
They have lost 2 of the first 3 games against the Phillies this week. On Wednesday Chicago won 8-3.
Alec Mills went 5.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Wednesday.
Kyle Hendricks has been good this year. He is 10-4 with a 3.83 ERA. His last start was against the Reds on July 4th. The righty went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Cincinnati won this game 3-2.
Pitching for this team has been good for the most part. They are 14th with a 4.05 ERA.
As of late, the offense has really struggled to score runs. They are scoring 4.23 runs per game which is 18th best in baseball.
This club is very good at hitting home runs. They have hit 113 of them which is 6th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 4-10 in their last 14 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series.
- Cardinals are 4-13 in their last 17 road games.
- Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Cubs are 19-8 in their last 27 home games.
- Cubs are 49-22 in their last 71 home games vs. a left handed starter.
- Cubs are 37-17 in their last 54 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Cubs are 80-39 in their last 119 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
These is a matchup between 2 teams that have really been struggling. If either one of them wishes to gain ground in their division, they better start playing more consistent.
These teams seem about even to me. I feel more confident backing the Cubs in this one.
Kyle Hendricks is the better pitcher in this one and I feel like he will show that on Friday. I look for him to pitch a strong game and for the Cubs to hit around LeBlanc enough to get a win.
I like the Cubs on the moneyline in this one.
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