Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 24 (8/24): MLB

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 24 (8/24): MLB

Credit: photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Cubs money line +183
Cubs run line +1.5 (+106)
Cardinals money line -233
Cardinals run line -1.5 (-130)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago Cubs St Louis Cardinals
Record 53-70 71-52
Home / road record 27-37 31-31
Last 10 record 7-3 9-1
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 53-61-9 58-61-4
Runs / game 4.26 4.87
Runs allowed / game 4.77 3.95

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 4th game of the series at the Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cardinals outscored the Cubs 13-3 in the 3rd game of the series.  Nolan Arenado and Tyler O'Neill homered in a five-run fourth inning, Corey Dickerson had four hits.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 53-70 record and have won 7 of their last 10 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:  Luke Farrell (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Farrell will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Cubs. Cubs manager David Ross said Farrell is expected to receive a call-up from Triple-A Iowa to start Wednesday's game against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 71-52 record and have won 9 of their last 10 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:  Miles Mikolas (10-9, 3.32 ERA)

Wainwright will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. On Friday against the Diamondbacks, Mikolas took the win. In eight innings, he struck out four while giving up just one run on two hits, a walk, and a hit batter. He is 4-2 with an ERA of 2.22 and 55 strikeouts in 14 appearances against the Cubs in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Chi Cubs.

St. Louis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

St. Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games against St. Louis.

Chi Cubs are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Cardinals destroyed the Cubs in the 3rd game of the series and have now won 9 of their last 10 games. For this game they'll send Mike Mikolas to the mound who has been pretty solid in his last 2 starts allowing only 3 runs across 16 innings pitched and has been good against the Cubs this season. The Cubs will have to call Luke Farrell as their starting rotation is currently banged up and he will make his first start this season in the majors. The Cardinals are on a hot streak and have the better pitcher on the mound. Take the Cardinals. 

PICK: Cardinals -1.5 (-130)

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