St Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs 9/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/21/2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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All-Star right-hander Adam Wainwright (19-9) will be going for his fifth win in a row for the St. Louis Cardinals when he faces Travis Wood (8-12) and the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Adam Wainwright pitched his league-leading third shutout of the season last week when he beat the Milwaukee Brewers at home. He gave up just seven hits in that game and walked two batters while striking out seven. Wainwright has only given up 10 home runs in 220 innings this year and he now has a very solid 2.45 ERA.
Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena has eight hits in 20 at-bats against Wainwright in his career with four doubles, a home run and two RBI. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is 8-for-24 against the right-hander with a home run and three RBI.
Travis Wood pitched six scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds last Monday, but all he finished with was a no decision. He gave up three hits in that start and struck out four batters while walking three. The left-hander now has a 4.86 ERA on the season and he has given up 182 hits in 168.2 innings of work.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is 14-for-35 against Wood in his career with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Second baseman Mark Ellis is just 3-for-16 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis Cardinals are 70-79-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St. Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 79-69-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/20/14 1B Matt Adams Illness "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
09/20/14 3B Matt Carpenter Illness "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
09/19/14 P Shelby Miller Ankle "?" for next start
08/26/14 RF Shane Robinson Shoulder 60-day DL (8/25); out for season
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
09/21/14 C Welington Castillo Ribs is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
09/03/14 SS Starlin Castro Ankle out for season
08/30/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Ankle 60-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/28/14 RF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 60-day DL (8/26)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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