St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 5 (6/5): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 5 (6/5): MLB

Credit: photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:08 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -140
Cardinals run line -1.5 (+120)
Cubs money line +117
Cubs run line +1.5 (-140)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals  Chicago Cubs
Record 31-23 23-31
Road / home record 16-11 11-19
Last 10 record 7-3 5-5
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 27-24-3 27-24-3
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 5th game of the series at the Wrigley Field on Sunday. The Cards won the 2nd game of the Saturday souble-header 7-4 and they're tied 2-2 with the Cubs on this series.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 31-23 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.74 runs and allowing 3.80 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 12 home runs and batting for .342 AVG whit 47 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: 

Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA) will take the mound in the 5th game of the series for the Cardinals. Wainwright tossed seven scoreless innings in a 3-2 win against the Padres on Tuesday, he struck out 10 and allowed two hits and a walk. He did not factor into the decision. In his last 3 starts against the Cubs he has a 1.28 ERA and 18 strikeouts across 21.1 innings pitched.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 23-31 record and have won 4 of their last 6 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 12 home runs and 31 RBI while Contreras has the better batting average with .275.

Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 1.99 ERA, 38 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Cubs.

Probable Pitcher:

Justin Steele (1-5, 5.40 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 5th game of the series. Steele gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks over 5 innings pitched in an 8-7 win Tuesday against the Brewers. He struck out six and diddn't factor into the decision. He had 1 start against the Cards last season and allowed 6 runs in 5 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

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

St. Louis are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games against Chi Cubs.

Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games against St. Louis.

Prediction

The Cardinals will send their ace Adam Wainwright to the mound and he has dominated the Cubs in the last 3 meetings with an incredible 1.28 ERA. For the Cubs, Justin Steele will start and he has been up and down in the season. Expect another dominating performance from Wainwright and the Cards offense to do the job to win this game.

PICK: Cardinals ML (-140)

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