Chicago Cubs (83-77) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (90-70)
MLB: Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:15 PM PT (Busch Stadium)
Money Line: Cardinals -180/ Cubs +165 — Over/Under: 8.5
Free MLB Pick Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
After making it to the playoffs four years in the row, Chicago Cubs are missing the playoffs this year. The Cubs completely fell apart in the end, losing 9 in a row, most games against NL Central teams. The St. Louis Cardinals in the other hand have clinched a spot in the playoffs, either as a wild card or as NL Central champs. It comes down to winning out these last few games as the Brewers vie as well for the conference crown. Tonight, the Cubs are starting LHP Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.92 ERA) against RHP Adam Wainwright (14-9, 3.98 ERA).
The Cubs won yesterday, 8-2, against the Cardinals. Ian Happ was the star of the game going 3-5 with a HR, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Alec Mills went 5 solid inning giving up only one run and striking out 9. Ben Zobrist scored a run with 2 RBI. The Cubs ended the season as a top-10 offense, ranking 6th in HR. But sadly, they lost superstar Anthony Rizzo when they needed him the most and lost crucial series against the Pirates, Cardinals and the Reds.
The Cardinals prepare for the playoffs. They haven’t been the best offense, (they rank in the bottom half in most important categories). But they’ve been amazing on almost every other level. They are the best defensive team, with the most team defensive WAR and the best fielding percentage. They have a top 5 team ERA, and a top 4 team ERA among relievers, with the most saves. Adam Wainwright has been stellar, especially this half of the season. In the last 7 starts, he has gone 5-1 with a 2.88 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and only 14 BB in 40 IP.
Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 6 games.
Chi Cubs are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against St. Louis.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 games.
St. Louis are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’ last 12 games against Chi Cubs.
St. Louis are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games at home.
Free MLB Pick St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
The St. Louis Cardinals rally after a slightly embarrassing loss last night. Wainwright has been stellar and he gets better when he gets closer to October.