Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs Cubs Odds
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(59-54) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (70-41)
Date: August, August 11, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -168
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: OFF
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This National League matchup includes a long time rivalry that has not been very competitive this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to fight back into a wild card spot, but they currently stand 12 games behind the Cubs in the division.
The Chicago Cubs had a few bumps in the middle of June, but have rattled off a bunch of wins in a row and have a comfortable lead in the division.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals lineup has been up and down for most of the season. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .312 on the season with 25 doubles and has 57 RBIs.
Pacing him is Matt Carpenter hitting .293 on the season with 45 extra base hits and has driven in 55 RBIs on the season. Matt Holiday leads the team in home runs with 19 while hitting .241 with 60 RBIs.
The Cards will have their hands full with Lester on the bump.
The Cardinals have Carlos Martinez on the mound on Thursday. Martinez is currently 10-7 on the year with a 3.29 E.R.A. and 108 strikeouts.
Martinez fell in his last start against the Atlanta Braves.
He pitched in 7 innings of work where he gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits.
Martinez also struck out 8 batters while failing to walk a batter in the game. He looks to turn things up against the solid Cubs lineup.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has been very strong as of late. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .289 on the season with 61 extra base hits and has driven in a team high 80 runs.
Dexter Fowler has been solid with a batting average of .285 and 20 doubles with 36 RBIs. Kris Bryant is hitting .284 with a team high 28 home runs to go with 70 RBIs.
The Cubs lineup will look to stay hot in this one on Thursday night.
The Cubs have Jon Lester on the bump and he has looked good lately. Lester is currently 12-4 on the season with a 2.93 E.R.A. and 133 strikeouts.
He looked real good in his last start against the Oakland Athletics in a win. Lester pitched in 7 innings of work where he gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits.
He struck out 8 batters and he did not walk a batter in the win. Look for Lester to try to keep his solid streak of quality starts rolling.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in STL last 8 road games.
- STL are 27-11 in their last 38 Thu. games.
- STL are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
- Under is 27-8-1 in CHC last 36 home games.
- Under is 16-5-2 in CHC last 23 overall.
- Under is 16-5-2 in CHC last 23 on grass.
- Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This matchup is always a good battle between two divisional battles. But I look for the Cubs to take this one at home on Thursday.
I look for Lester to go out and give another quality start in this one. I look for the Cubs lineup to come out screaming and send Martinez out of the game early in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs Runline
Taking the Cubs in this one, it shouldn’t be much of a ballgame.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 2 Cubs 6
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