St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Jon Lester
Wrigley Field is the venue where Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (34-27, 1st in NL Central) will play the St. Louis Cardinals (31-29, 3rd in NL Central) on Saturday. The Cardinals open this matchup at +100 while the Cubs are priced at -110. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been a solid bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 31-29-0 SU. Chicago is covering 55.7% of the time, going 34-27-0 straight up. The Cubs have been an excellent pick for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 28-13-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 13-13-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 50.0% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a good Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 27-30-3.
St. Louis is covering 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 10-15-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 65.6% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 21-11-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a solid Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 33-27-1.
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
6/6/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
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 31-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 73 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 237 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 473 base hits and 250 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 518. 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 4.62.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 61 hits this season in 222 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 126. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Cardinals have 503 hits, including 90 doubles and 76 home runs. St. Louis has walked 217 times so far this season and they have struck out 500 times as a unit. They have left 422 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 287 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 34-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Jon Lester has a 4-4 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 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 3.87. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 509 base knocks and 237 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 225 hitters and struck out 532 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .387. He has 60 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 141. Kris Bryant is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 59 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .537. The Cubs as a unit have 527 base hits, including 101 doubles and 99 homers. Chicago has walked 254 times this year and they have struck out on 561 occasions. They have had 436 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 318 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -110
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