St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 3 (6/3): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 3 (6/3): MLB

Credit: photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 2:20 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -112
Cardinals run line +1.5 (+150)
Cubs money line -108
Cubs run line -1.5 (-165)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals  Chicago Cubs
Record 29-22 22-29
Road / home record 13-11 10-17
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 25-23-3 25-23-3
Runs / game 4.74 4.40
Runs allowed / game 3.80 4.52

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 2nd game of the series at the Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. The Cubs took the win 7-5 on the firsts of the series. Willson Contreras went deep for the third time in four games and Ian Happ also homered.  Frank Schwindel launched a long solo homer and doubled among his three hits.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 29-22 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 .349 AVG whit 44 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: 

Miles Mikolas (3-3, 2.67 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Mikolas took the loss Sunday versus the Brewers. He allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 5.2 innings. In his last 3 starts against the Cubs he has a 1.05 ERA in 17.1 innings pitched.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 22-29 record and have won their last 3 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 27 RBI while Contreras has the better batting average with .225.

Keegan Thompson (6-0) was effective again in a spot start, allowing three runs and five hits in a career-high 5 1/3 innings for a win in his fourth straight outing.

Probable Pitcher:

Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.95 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 2nd game of the series. Stroman threw seven scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two walks in a 5-4 loss Sunday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision. He had 2 starts against the Cards last season and allowed 4 runs across 11 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

St. Louis are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Chi Cubs.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home.

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

Prediction

The Cardinals couldn't keep up with the Cubs offense and lost the game 5-7. They'll now send Mike Mikolas to the mound who has been really effective against the Cubs in his career. The Cubs will send Marcus Stroman and although he has done well, the Cubs have lost in 6 of his 8 starts this season and he has also struggled at home, giving up 12 runs in three home starts. Take the Cardinals.

PICK: Cardinals ML (-112)

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