Cubs vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/14

Cubs vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/14

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MLB Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals will face the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a key National League Central matchup. Both teams are closely matched in the standings, making this game critical for their playoff aspirations.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Time: 11:20 AM
  • Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Weather: 69°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The Cardinals have a 33-34 record, including a 16-19 record on the road. Kyle Gibson will start for St. Louis, sporting a 4-2 record, a 3.76 ERA, and a 1.27 WHIP over 76.2 innings.

The Cardinals' offense has been solid, with a team batting average of .236 and 259 runs scored this season. Key players like Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn will need to contribute significantly to secure a win.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.302 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Nolan Gorman (33 RBI)

The Cardinals will rely on their key players and Gibson’s steady pitching to gain an advantage over the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs:

The Cubs have a 33-35 record and are 18-13 at home. Jordan Wicks will be on the mound for Chicago, with a 1-2 record, a 4.44 ERA, and a 1.48 WHIP over 26.1 innings.

The Cubs' offense has been productive, with a team batting average of .230 and 290 runs scored this season. They have several players capable of making a significant impact, but Wicks' performance will be crucial.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Christopher Morel (13 HR)
  • Batting Average: Cody Bellinger (.267 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christopher Morel (40 RBI)

The Cubs will look to capitalize on their home advantage and offensive depth to compete with the Cardinals.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
STL (33-34) -110 o8.5 (+110) -1.5 (+150)
CHC (33-35) -110 u8.5 (-130) +1.5 (-180)

Prediction:

The prediction for this game is for the St. Louis Cardinals to win. Here’s why:

Kyle Gibson has been a more consistent and reliable pitcher compared to Jordan Wicks. Gibson’s 3.76 ERA and experience provide the Cardinals with a solid foundation on the mound. Wicks, with a higher ERA of 4.44, has shown vulnerability, which the Cardinals' lineup can exploit.

Offensively, the Cardinals have key players like Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn who can produce runs and apply pressure on Wicks. Additionally, the Cubs have several significant injuries, which could impact their bullpen and overall performance.

The Cardinals have also shown they can compete in crucial games, as evidenced by their recent win over the Pirates. Given these factors, St. Louis is well-positioned to secure a victory in this matchup.

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals to Win

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