Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 24 (6/24): MLB

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 24 (6/24): MLB

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Odds
Time 8:15 p.m. EST
Cubs money line +148
Cubs run line +1.5 (-142)
Cardinals money line -149
Cardinals run line -1.5 (+125)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats
  Chicago Cubs St Louis Cardinals 
Record 26-44 40-32
Road / home record 13-19 21-13
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak L1 L1
Over / under record 35-32-3 37-31-4
Runs / game 4.25 4.80
Runs allowed / game 5.38 3.94

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and St Louis Cardinals will play game 1 of their second series on Friday at Busch stadium in St Louis, this will be their 6th game of the season and the record is 3-2 in favour of the Cardinals so far.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are coming of a terrible performance in the series Vs the Pirates, Cubs lost 3 games and won only 1 game in that series and now they are going on the road again to face the Cardinals. Cubs have a 13-19 straight up road record and it won't get any better for them Vs this Cardinals team at home, Kyle Hendricks will be on the mound for this game and he isn't having a good season at all so far. Cubs are the 20th in runs scored and 28tg in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Kyle Hendricks (2-6, 5.43 ERA) will be on the mound for Chicago in game 1 on Friday, Kyle's last start was against Atlanta Braves and he went 4.1 innings allowing 6 runs, 6 earned runs and 6 Strikeouts in a game that ended as a 0-6 loss for the Cubs.

St Louis Cardinals 

 Cardinals are coming of a tie series (2-2) with the Brewers on the road, St Louis lost 6-4 last night in the last game of this series and now they are coming back to home to face the Cubs in a 3-game series. Cardinals are having a good season so far especially at home as they are 21-13 straight up at home this season. Cardinals are the 4th in runs scored and 7th in runs allowed this season.

Probable pitcher:

Andre Pallante (2-2, 1.69 ERA) will be in the mound for the Cardinals in game 1 on Friday, Pallante's last start was against Boston Red Sox and he went 5.2 innings allowing 2 earned runs and 4 strikeouts in a game that ended as a 4-6 loss for the Cardinals.

Betting Trends

Chicago Cubs have gone over the total in 4 of last 6 games.

Chicago Cubs are 4-10 Straight up last 14 games Vs the Cardinals.

Chicago Cubs are 3-14 Straight up last 17 games.

St Louis Cardinals are 9-4 straight up against teams from the National League.

St Louis Cardinals have gone Over the total in 5 of last 6 home games.

St Louis Cardinals have gone over the total in 9 of last 13 games.

Prediction

The Cardinals are the better team and they are in a better form right now, Chicago Cubs are coming of a terrible series Vs the Pirates to play on the road again and they are 1-9 straight up last 10 road games while the Cardinals are 21-13 straight up at home this season. I like the the Cardinals to win and cover the spread tonight.

PICK: Cardinals -1.5 (+125)

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