St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: July 8, 2015
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction and Betting Odds. The 54-30 St. Louis Cardinals are set to take on the 46-37 Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois tonight July 8, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8 PM
Moneylines: Cardinals -110 / Cubs -110
O/U: 7 runs
Pitching Match Up
St. Louis: Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.66 ERA)
Chicago: Jason Hammel (5-4, 2.89 ERA)
In their last games: These 2 teams played twice yesterday with the Cubs taking both games.
The Cardinals go into Chicago for the 4th game of a 4 game series. The 10-3 Michael Wacha goes for the Cardinals and the 5-4 Jason Hammel goes for the Cubs. Both teams open at -110 with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Cubs have taken the last 2 games of this series and they sit in 3rd place in the NL Central 7.5 games back of the Cardinals. Chicago is led by their pitching, which ranks 4th in the Majors in team ERA while they only rank 23rd in runs scored. The Cardinals have the best record in baseball and the main reason is their pitching, which has the best team ERA in the Majors. St. Louis ranks 20th in runs scored.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 home games against the Cardinals.
In the last 7 games between these 2 teams in Chicago the total has gone Under 5 times.
This season the Cubs are 24-17 at home and the Cardinals are 23-19 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
St. Louis Cardinals: 54-30 SU / O/U 31-50 / Run Line W/L 45-39
Chicago Cubs: 46-37 SU / O/U 33-44 / Run Line W/L 38-45
• STL is 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
• STL is 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss.
• STL has an Over record of 6-2-1 in their last 9 games.
• CHI is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• CHI is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• CHI has an Under record of 12-5-1 in their last 18 games.
1B] 05/27/2015 – Matt Adams 15-day DL (05/26), out for regular season ( Quad )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Adam Wainwright 15-day DL (4/25); out for season ( Achilles )
[P] 05/03/2015 – Jordan Walden 60-day DL (4/30) ( Bicep )
[LF] 06/09/2015 – Matt Holliday 15-day DL (06/10) ( Quad )
[CF] 07/03/2015 – Jon Jay 15-day DL (7/1) ( Wrist )
[P] 07/01/2015 – Matt Belisle 15-day DL (6/26) ( Elbow )
[2B] 07/07/2015 – Kolten Wong “?” Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Concussion )
[P] 07/06/2015 – Jaime Garcia 15-day DL (7/1) ( Groin )
[3B] 04/17/2015 – Mike Olt 60-day DL (4/15) ( Wrist )
[2B] 04/15/2015 – Tommy La Stella 60-day DL (4/9) ( Ribs )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jacob Turner 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/29/2015 – Tsuyoshi Wada 15-day DL (6/23) ( Shoulder )
[C] 07/06/2015 – David Ross 7-day DL (7/2) ( Concussion )
Free MLB Pick
Michael Wacha ranks 2nd in the NL in wins and in his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings, but got little run support and the Cardinals lost to the San Diego Padres 2-1. St. Louis has lost 2 of their last 3 games with him on the hill. In Wacha’s last 10 road starts the Cardinals have won 8 times. Jason Hammel is 0-2 in his past 5 starts even though he has a decent ERA of 3.25 ERA in that span. In 7 home starts this season he has an ERA of 2.30 and the Cubs have won 7 of their last 8 games with him getting the start facing a team with a winning record. I think Wacha will have another good outing tonight and the Cardinals will take this game to salvage a split in the series.