St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Kyle Hendricks
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (31-30, 3rd in NL Central) head to Wrigley Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago Cubs (35-27, 1st in NL Central). The Cubs open this matchup at -140 while the Cardinals are coming in at +130. The total has been set at 9.
The Cardinals have been a solid play for baseball bettors, having gone 31-30-0 SU. Chicago is covering 56.5% of the time, going 35-27-0 straight up. The Cubs have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers as favorites, going 29-13-0 SU. St. Louis has gone 13-14-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 48.1% of the time.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 27-31-3.
St. Louis is covering 38.5% of the time away from home, having gone 10-16-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 22-11-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a less than ideal Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 33-28-1.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
6/7/2019 Miles Mikolas SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 12
6/7/2019 Matt Carpenter 3B Lower Leg Probable for Jun 8
6/7/2019 Yadier Molina C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
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
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/7/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
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 31-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 59 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 241 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 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 4.23. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 479 base hits and 253 earned runs. They have allowed 85 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 225 batters and struck out 526. They have walked 3.8 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 4.61.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 62 hits this season in 232 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 112. Paul DeJong is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 226 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Cardinals have 507 hits, including 91 doubles and 77 home runs. St. Louis has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 512 times as a unit. They have left 425 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 35-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.16, Kyle Hendricks has a 6-4 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 77 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 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 3.83. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 513 base knocks and 238 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 544 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
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 .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .385. He has 60 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 222 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 137. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 61 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .555. The Cubs as a unit have 533 base hits, including 104 doubles and 100 homers. Chicago has walked 259 times this year and they have struck out on 569 occasions. They have had 441 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 321 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -140
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