Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 22 (8/22): MLB
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- Aug 22, 2022, 2:30:54 AM
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|Time||8:05 p.m. EST|
|Cubs money line||+139|
|Cubs run line||+1.5 (-120)|
|Cardinals money line||-165|
|Cardinals run line||-1.5 (+100)|
|Over / under||8|
|Chicago Cubs||St Louis Cardinals|
|Home / road record||26-35||29-30|
|Last 10 record||7-3||8-2|
|Over / under record||52-59-9||57-59-4|
|Runs / game||4.26||4.87|
|Runs allowed / game||4.77||3.95|
The Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals will meet again to play a 4-game series at the Wrigley Field. The Cards swept the Dbacks in their last series and the Cubs beat the Brewers 2 of 3 times at home. The Cardinals have the lead 7-4 in the last 11 meetings with the Cubs this season.
The Cubs get here with a 52-68 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.21 runs per game. They're batting for .243 AVG, 503 runs scored in 989 hits and 126 home runs, ranking #20 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 22 home runs and 58 RBI while Nico Hoerner has the better batting average with .295.
Defensively they are allowing 4.77 runs per game and rank #24 in the league. Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.97 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Cubs.
Probable Pitcher: Drew Smyly (5-6, 3.67 ERA)
Smyly will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cubs. Smyly allowed two runs on four hits across 5.1 innings and did not factor into the decision Wednesday against the Nationals. He had no walks and struck out four. He has a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 3.29 and 11 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Cardinals in his career.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals get here with a 69-51 record and have won their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.87 runs and and they're batting for .258 AVG, have 586 runs scored in 1053 hits and 144 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 31 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 100 RBI so far.
Defensively they are allowing 3.95 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Adam Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 3.11 ERA, 123 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Cards.
Probable Pitcher: Jordan Montgomery (6-3, 3.29 ERA)
Montgomery will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. Montgomery earned the win Wednesday, allowing one run on six hits and no walks over 5.2 innings against the Rockies. He struck out eight. He has a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 1.32 and 8 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Cubs in his career.
St. Louis are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.
St. Louis are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games against St. Louis.
Chi Cubs are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.
The Cardinals offense continue to stay hot and scored 27 runs in their last 3 games vs Dbacks. Jordan Montgomery will start for the Cardinals who has been pretty solid lately allowing only 1 run in his last 16.2 innings pitched and has dominated the Cubs in his career. The Cubs will send Drew Smyly to the mound who's also doing a great job this season and has allowed only 2 runs in the last 17 innings pitched. Expect a great pitching duel and both offenses to struggle scoring. Take the under.
PICK: Under 8 (-110)
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