An NL Central showdown featuring the St. Louis Cardinals (31-23) and Chicago Cubs (23-31) will take place on Sunday Night Baseball. These teams played a doubles match on Saturday, with each team picking up a win. Justin Steele (0-0, 5.40 ERA) leaves for Chicago, while veteran Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA) is on the hill for St. Louis.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET from Wrigley Field in Chicago. St. Louis is the -135 money-line favorite (risk $135 to win $100) in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Cardinals vs. Cubs odds, while Chicago is a +115 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making Cubs vs Cardinals picks, you must see MLB predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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Now the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Cubs, and has just locked in its MLB picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for the Cubs vs. Cardinals:
- Cardinals vs. Cubs silver line: St. Louis -135, Chicago +115
- Cardinals vs. Cubs run-line: Chicago +1.5 (-145)
- Cardinals vs. Cubs over-under: 8.5 carries
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- STL: Cardinals are 12-2 in their last 14 road games against a left-handed starter
- CHC: Over bets are 4-1 in Cubs’ last five games as underdog
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Why You Should Support The Cardinals
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is an elite hitter and a scoring force in the middle of the lineup. Goldschmidt has a good batting eye and has a solid glove on the defensive end. The six-time All-Star is currently tied for third in the majors in batting average (.342), third in RBI (47) and tied for 13th in home runs (12). Goldschmidt has reached base in 41 straight games.
Infielder Brendan Donovan is a good athlete who has a good frame on the diamond. Donovan has a good swing with a strong awareness at home plate as the 25-year-old will drive the ball into any space with ease. Donovan’s batting average is .315 with one homer and 14 RBIs. In Game 2 of the doubleheader on Saturday, he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs.
Why you should support the Cubs
Outfielder Ian Happ is a natural hitter due to his incredible hands and instinct at home plate. Happ has good plate coverage and can produce runs as the 27-year-old has a .272 batting average with six home runs and 29 RBIs. He is currently on a six-game hitting streak, including three games with more than two hits during that streak. In his last game he went 2 for 4 with two doubles.
First baseman Frank Schwindel has shown his ability to hit for power while being able to drive runs consistently. Schwindel is patient at the plate, walks his fair share and ranks third on the team in home runs (8) and tied for second in RBIs (29). In the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday, Schwindel went 3 for 5 with a solo homer.
How to make Cardinals vs. Cubs picks
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