St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 2 (6/2): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -112
Cardinals run line +1.5 (+150)
Cubs money line -108
Cubs run line -1.5 (-175)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals  Chicago Cubs
Record 29-21 21-29
Road / home record 13-10 9-17
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak W3 W2
Over / under record 24-23-3 24-23-3
Runs / game 4.74 4.40
Runs allowed / game 3.80 4.52

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs will host the St Louis Cardinals to play a 5-game series at the Wrigley Field. The Cubs tied 2-2 in their last series against the Brewers while the Cardinals are coming from a sweep against the Padres.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 29-21 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.74 runs and allowing 3.80 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 11 home runs and batting for .353 AVG whit 43 RBI so far.

A. Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 2.75 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Matthew Liberatore (1-0, 3.72 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. Liberatore got the win Saturday after he pitched five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out six against the Brewers.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 21-29 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.40 runs per game with a .236 at bat while allowing 4.52 runs. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 11 home runs and 26 RBI while Contreras has the better batting average with .277.

Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 1.58 ERA, 35 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cubs.

Probable Pitcher:

Keegan Thompson (5-0, 1.58 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 1st game of the series. Thompson earned the win over the White Sox on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk over five innings. He struck out four. In his last start against the Cardinals he allowed 1 run and struck out 7 in 3 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

St. Louis are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home.

Prediction

The Cardinals are on a hot streak as they're coming from a sweep vs Padres but they'll face the Cubs best pitcher. Thompson has 5 wins recorded for the Cubs and the team has won in all of 3 starts this season. The Cards will send Liberatore who dominated the Brewers in his last start. Expect a low scoring game on this one, take the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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