At the onset of the All-Star Break St. Louis was written off for dead. Accordingly, the Cardinals were given no chance with baseball odds today to make the playoffs. St. Louis has dug out of the hole with timely power hitting and collectively better pitching. Meanwhile the Cubs are in a heated race with Milwaukee for the top of the National League Central. Fashion the Cubs excellent bullpen and timely hitting for success. Consistent with all of this is the Cubs and Cardinals rivalry. Immediately it ranks as among the best in sports.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Date and Time: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:35 p.m. ET
Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago
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Cardinals vs. Cubs 2018 MLB TV Coverage: FOX
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis is just a half a game back in the National League Wild Card playoff race. Up against the Redbirds is their recent inconsistent form of five wins in 10 games. Six of their last 10 have gone under the total. Improved run production has helped the Cardinals resurgence. For example, they rank ninth in MLB for scoring and eighth for home runs. Most important of all St. Louis is now in the black for gamblers. Their road record is 44-34. And just 36 of their away games stayed under the number.
Despite a record of 91-66 Chicago is barely in the black. Compared to most teams the Cubs carry a huge price as a public betting favorite. For this reason most any loss can become quite expensive. Cause by a 47-29 home record have the Cubs stayed in the thick of the NL Central race. Encompassing the Cubs success is the second best team batting average in the major leagues. Balanced against that is a team earned run average of fifth in MLB.
Stats to Consider
The Cubs have dropped recently in home baseball odds today action. In fact Chicago has lost six of their last nine at the Friendly Confines. Nine of their last 10 home games have gone under the total. St. Louis has caught fire as a road team in recent weeks. To illuminate the Redbirds have won 15 of their last 20 games away from home. Five of their last eight road games have also gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Chicago has had the sports betting edge in this head to head series with St. Louis. As an example, the Cubs have won six off their last 11 against the Cardinals. And eight of the last 12 between these teams went over the total. To this end Chicago has had their best success in this matchup at Wrigley Field. Consider the Cubs 13 payouts in their last 17 home games against the Redbirds. Just three of the last 14 in this series at Wrigley Field have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Cardinal starter Miles Mikolas gives them a slight edge vs. Cubs starter Cole Hamels. But the baseball odds today matchup difference is Chicago’s third ranked bullpen. Conversely the Cardinals bullpen ranks 20th. As mentioned earlier Wrigley Field is another Cubs edge.
Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Betting Odds Picks
To conclude the Cubs should be focused with the red hot divisional race. Following that they rate the edge at home field.
Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Betting Online Pick: Chicago Cubs
Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Cubs 5, Cardinals 3
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