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(60-54) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (71-41)
Date: Friday August 12, 2016
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs Jake Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -182
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
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A potential playoff showdown brews at Wrigley Field, with two strong starting pitchers facing off against deep oppositions’ lineups.
St. Louis Cardinals
Adam Wainwright had a terrible start to the season, but the 34-year old appears to have a full bill of health now and has improved his 2016 stats to a respectable 4.34 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP with 112 Ks.
His record now sits at 9-6 and he has a solid backend of the bullpen option in Seung Hwan Oh, since the Cards’ removed Trevor Rosenthal from the role.
The St. Louis offense is still not 100% healthy, with slugger Aledmys Diaz battling a thumb injury. On the bright side, Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta having recently returned from seriously injuries and neither are showing the rust.
The league leading Cubs will send their ace, Jake Arrieta, to the mound to face off against the division’s 2nd place team from St. Louis.
On the year, Arrieta has an excellent 2.59 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 143 strikeouts and 13 wins. New Cubs’ closer, Aroldis Chapman, has locked down 4 saves and 11 strikeouts in his 6.2 innings pitched since coming over from the Yankees.
The Cubs offense continues to be a wrecking ball to opposing pitchers, having slugged 137 homers and tallying 564 runs on the year (which is actually tied with St. Louis).
Kris Bryant leads the way with 28 dingers, and Anthony Rizzo ranks amongst the best first-baseman in the league with his .288 average, .397 OBP and 81 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Cardinals are 32-21 on the road
- St. Louis is 4-6 their past 10 games
- Chicago is 39-17 at Wrigley Field this season
- The Cubs on a 9-game win streak
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs are on a hot-streak right now and should continue to roll with Jake Arrieta on the mound.
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While St. Louis has been strong on the road with a 32-21 record, the Cubs have been even better when at home at 39-17.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 5-4
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