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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox

St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago White Sox 07-11-2018 Free MLB Pick, Odds and Prediction

St Louis Cardinals (47-43) at Chicago White Sox (30-61)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 08:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Pitchers: Luke Weaver (5-7 4.92 ERA) vs Carlos Rodon (1-3 4.29 ERA)  

Line and Odds: St Louis Cardinals -135/ Chicago White Sox +140— Over/Under:9.5

St. Louis will finish up a 9 game road trip playing the White Sox in the final game of a two game series. The Cardinals hammered the White Sox 14-2 in the first game. Dexter Fowler did most of the damage hitting a grand slam in the 5th.

The Cardinals might be in the hunt for the Wild Card spot, but they were playing mediocre baseball over the past month. They are just 5-7 in their last 12 games. But they win games with good pitching. If they keep their opponent under 4 runs, they usually win. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver does have the ability to keep the White Sox under 4 runs, but his issue is inconstancy. He pitched 8 innings of 2 run baseball in his last outing, but got raked for 8 runs in the start prior to that. The Cardinals have talented hitters, but are a middle of the road offensive team. They are 14th in runs scored and batting average.

The Cardinals might be inconsistent, but the White Sox are just bad. They are also playing some of their worst baseball of the year. They have lost 6 in a row and have only won 6 of their last 23 games. This team doesn’t hit as well as St Louis. They are 25th in runs scored and 21st in batting average. Yolmer Sanchez’s .257 batting average is the highest on the team. The big issue for this team has been pitching; their team ERA is only better than one other team. Carlos Rodon has pitched well for the White Sox at times. He went 6 innings in his last start and only game up 2 runs, but most of his starts don’t last very long. He has only gotten out of the 6th Inning once this year and the White Sox don’t have the best bullpen.

Cover the Spread 365 Trends

St Louis Cardinals

ST LOUIS is 3-0 against CHI WHITE SOX this season

ST LOUIS is 77-58 against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons.

WEAVER is 8-0 against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Chicago White Sox

CHI WHITE SOX are 30-61 against the money line in all games this season.

CHI WHITE SOX are 25-22 against the money line as a home underdog of +125 to +175 over the last 2 seasons.

Chicago White Sox vs. St Louis Cardinals 07-11-2018 Free MLB Pick, Odds and Prediction

There isn’t much going for White Sox. They don’t have the firepower that the Cardinals have on offense. The starting pitchers are about a wash. St. Louis features the better bullpen. The trends favor the Cardinals too. The White Sox are going to break this long losing streak eventually, but I can’t bet on them to do that in this one.

[button type=”big” color=”red”] Pick: St Louis [/button]

Some upcoming #STLCards pitching plans:

* For Thursday's split-squad games: Jake Woodford will start against the Yankees (1:05 pm ET); Bullpen game against the Nationals (6:35 pm ET)
* John Gant will start vs. Mets on Friday (1:10 pm ET)

Reminder that Matt Wieters can opt out of his contract with the #STLCards on Friday, so that effectively puts a deadline on club's decision to select its backup catcher.

While Daniel Ponce de Leon faces the Marlins in today's Grapefruit League game, Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha will pitch in minor league games on the backfields. Free admission to that if you're in the area. #stlcards

Want a true sense of where Gomber fits into #Cardinals plans this season, check this out: hours after demotion to Class AAA he’s on the mound working with Mike Maddux. #stlcards

Austin Gomber has been sent out to minor league camp. #STLCards fifth-starter competition continues with Dakota Hudson and John Gant still in the mix.

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Joel Arnett
Joel Arnett
Joel is a Florida native studying Sports Management. He has been watching the NFL and NBA across three decades. He also has extensive knowledge on all things combat sports. This knowledge gives our readers confidence that his pickes are based on history and extensive sports experience.