St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Jose Quintana
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Cardinals have a 16-13-3 over/under record and a 21-11-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 16-13-0 against the run line and have a 16-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 16-13-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-11-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 16-13-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 16-13-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
04/06/19 P Mike Montgomery Back 10-day IL (04/05)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 20-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the bullpen and they've struck out 134 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 242 base hits and 127 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 120 batters and struck out 291. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .264, good for 3rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Kolten Wong is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 27 hits this season in 103 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 121. Paul DeJong is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 127 at bats. His OPS+ is 151 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Cardinals have 286 hits, including 58 doubles and 40 home runs. St. Louis has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 274 times as a unit. They have left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 17-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.48, Jose Quintana has a 3-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 225 base knocks and 108 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 266 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .359. He has 24 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 105 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 104. Javier Baez is hitting .312 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 39 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .640. The Cubs as a unit have 258 base hits, including 59 doubles and 45 homers. Chicago has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 266 occasions. They have had 219 men left on base and have an OPS of .805. They have scored 5.66 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -135
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