St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Jose Quintana
Kyle Schwarber and the Chicago Cubs (82-71, 3rd in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (86-67, 1st in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Cardinals coming in at +115 and the Cubs are at -125. The total is set at 10.
The Cardinals have been a strong play for MLB bettors, having gone 86-67-0 SU. Chicago covers 53.6% of the time, going 82-71-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Over pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 63-81-9.
St. Louis covers 49.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 36-37-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 65.4% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 51-27-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 70-76-7.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/19/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Out for the season
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/19/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/19/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Out for the season
9/19/2019 Anthony Rizzo 1B Ankle Probable for Sep 20
9/19/2019 Cole Hamels SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/18/2019 Javier Baez SS Thumb Out for the season
9/17/2019 Brandon Kintzler RP Oblique Probable for Sep 20
8/22/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 86-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson has a 16-7 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 166.2 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 564 hitters and walked 215 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,195 base hits and 570 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 506 batters and struck out 1,310. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 145 hits this season in 560 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 113. Paul DeJong is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 553 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Cardinals have 1,257 hits, including 238 doubles and 193 home runs. St. Louis has walked 512 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,307 times as a unit. They have left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 715 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 82-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, Jose Quintana has a 13-8 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 144 strikeouts over the 162.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 174 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 524 batters and walked 238 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,294 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 494 hitters and struck out 1,357 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Cubs hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .329. He has 120 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 502 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 114. Kris Bryant is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 152 hits in 535 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Cubs as a unit have 1,300 base hits, including 254 doubles and 245 homers. Chicago has walked 551 times this year and they have struck out on 1,385 occasions. They have had 1,007 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 778 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-125)
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