Cubs vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/10

Cubs vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Experts 5/10

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Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will go head-to-head in a National League Central showdown on May 10th, 2023, at Wrigley Field. Both teams are currently in the middle of the pack in their division, and each will be looking to take this series to gain momentum in the standings. As always, the Kingpin.pro app has all the latest MLB picks for today, along with expert analysis to help you make your best bet.

 

Pitching Analysis

 

St. Louis Cardinals: Jordan Montgomery (2-4, 3.29 ERA)

Jordan Montgomery will take the mound for the Cardinals in this game. He has started seven games this season and has a record of 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA. Montgomery has pitched 41 innings and has given up 41 hits, 9 walks, and 2 home runs while striking out 38 batters. He had a decent performance in his last outing, allowing only 1 earned run in 6 innings of work.

 

Chicago Cubs: Justin Steele (5-0, 1.45 ERA)

The Cubs will send Justin Steele to the mound to face off against the Cardinals. Steele is off to an excellent start this season, with a record of 5-0 and a 1.45 ERA. In 43.1 innings pitched, Steele has allowed 30 hits, 11 walks, and 2 home runs, while striking out 36 batters. He has been dominant in his last few starts, allowing only 2 earned runs in his last 17 innings.

 

Hitting Analysis

 

St. Louis Cardinals

Nolan Gorman leads the Cardinals in home runs, with 8 on the season. He has also driven in 24 runs and has a batting average of .255. Paul Goldschmidt has been the most consistent hitter for the Cardinals, with a batting average of .308 and an OPS of .945. However, the Cardinals are missing some key players due to injuries, such as Tyler O'Neill, who is on the 10-day IL.

 

Chicago Cubs

Patrick Wisdom leads the Cubs in home runs, with 11 on the season. He has also driven in 21 runs and has a batting average of .236. Nico Hoerner has been one of the most consistent hitters for the Cubs, with a batting average of .303 and an OPS of .743. The Cubs have been relatively healthy this season, with no major injuries to report.

 

Injury Report

The Cardinals have been hit hard by injuries this season, with multiple players on the injured list, including Tink Hence and Jake Woodford. Tyler O'Neill is also on the 10-day IL, and his absence has been felt in the lineup. On the other hand, the Cubs have been relatively healthy this season, with no major injuries to report.

 

Prediction

Both teams have solid starting pitchers, with Montgomery and Steele each having impressive performances this season. The Cardinals have been struggling offensively, with a team batting average of .257, while the Cubs have been better but not dominant, with a team batting average of .266. With the strong pitching matchup and the lack of offensive firepower, the best bet for this game is the under of 7.5 runs.

 

Pick: Under 7.5 Runs

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