St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/7/2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Cole Hamels
Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (34-26, 1st in NL Central) play the St. Louis Cardinals (30-29, 3rd in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Friday, June 7, 2019. The line on this game has the Cardinals coming in at +122 and the Cubs are at -132. The over/under is set at 9.
The Cardinals have been hot and cold for Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers, having gone 30-29-0 SU. The Cubs are covering 56.7% of the time, going 34-26-0 straight up. The Cubs have been strong for wagerers as the favorite, going 28-12-0 SU. St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-13-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a dicey Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 27-29-3.
St. Louis covers 40.0% of the time away from home, having gone 10-15-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 67.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 21-10-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an excellent Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 33-26-1.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
5/31/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
4/19/2019 Mike Mayers RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/1/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
6/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/31/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/2/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 30-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 234 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 468 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 216 batters and struck out 512. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 61 hits this season in 225 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 115. Paul DeJong is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 218 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Cardinals have 494 hits, including 90 doubles and 75 home runs. St. Louis has walked 216 times so far this season and they have struck out 489 times as a unit. They have left 415 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 284 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 34-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Cole Hamels has a 4-2 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 69.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 199 batters and walked 105 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 503 base knocks and 234 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 224 hitters and struck out 525 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .385. He has 58 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 136. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 60 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .566. The Cubs as a unit have 522 base hits, including 100 doubles and 99 homers. Chicago has walked 252 times this year and they have struck out on 549 occasions. They have had 430 men left on base and have an OPS of .801. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 317 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -132
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