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(46-49) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (49-45)
Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Martinez vs. Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: St. Louis +140 / Chicago -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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St. Louis Cardinals
The Birds are just a weekend sweep away from pulling even with the Cubs. And the Cubs are only a game behind Milwaukee in the division. But somehow it feels like the Cardinals and Cubs are on different levels of contention.
St. Louis’ starting pitching has been steady and I would venture to call it an upper-echelon rotation when Adam Wainwright is doing his thing. Carlos Martinez is the best of them all, though, and he’s the guy starting Friday afternoon.
C-Mart has pitched St. Louis to two wins over Chicago this season but the Birds haven’t won him a game since June 16. They’ve lost his last five starts.
The rest of the team does not inspire. The bullpen is a liability. But underestimating the Cardinals is a thing.
You may have heard the Cubs won their first six games of the second half. They got a day off to fly home on Thursday and watch Milwaukee lose again.
Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning in his last start but he just don’t do that much anymore. Arrieta’s fall from stardom hasn’t been graceful but neither was his rise. Martinez gets the head-to-head check mark.
Arrieta can match Martinez against a St. Louis lineup that’s a bit dull. If he does that, Chicago has big advantage in the late innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-1-1 in STL last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-1-1 in STL last 9 on grass.
- Under is 5-2-1 in STL last 8 Fri. games.
- Under is 12-4 in CHC last 16 games following a win.
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 Fri. games.
- Under is 19-9 in CHC last 28 overall.
- Head to Head: STL are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: CHC are 6-2 in Arrieta’s last 8 starts vs. STL.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: the Cardinals go wire-to-wire.
St. Louis will have the build an early lead to give the ‘pen some cushion late. I’ve got a feeling it will happen with the Cubs strolling in after the day off and the Cardinals hungry after a tough loss to end their last series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No Action (Lean St. Louis)
I have St. Louis +130 and I’m pretty close to pulling the trigger. If St. Louis’ number gets any bigger, I’ll add it. Total numbers are coming late, apparently. I have it 8.5.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 5 – Chicago 3
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