St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

Cubs Host Cardinals for Sunday Night MLB Game Lines

June 5th, 2019 MLB Baseball, Sportsbook

At the beginning of the 2019 season the Cardinals were hoping their strong finish to 2018 would carry over.  Interim manager Mike Shildt led a 41-28 resurgence.  As a result of that success with MLB game lines he got the full-time gig.  However, the 2019 season has been a reminder of why St. Louis changed managers last season.  Inconsistency has been a perpetual problem for the Redbirds.  A fourth consecutive season out of the playoffs is a distinct possibility.  By contrast the Cubs are gunning for their fifth straight playoff season.  Chicago has quality depth lacking in St. Louis.

St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

Date and Time:  Sunday, June 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET

Location:  Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

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Cardinals vs. Cubs Overview

Late on the Cubs have slumped with MLB game lines.  Metrics wise the Cubs are getting better production than St. Louis.  Six losses in their last 10 games have been something of a buzz kill for Chicago backers.  Overall the Cubs are 33-26 and first in the National League Central.  Chicago ranks eighth for run scoring and sixth for staff earned run average.

By contrast the Cardinals have been inconsistent.  They have split their last 10 games.  St. Louis has shown no real identifiable strength this season.  Now the Redbirds record is 30-29.  St. Louis is in third place in the National League Central.  In sum the Cardinals they rank 16th for run production and 14th and staff earned run average.

Cardinals Probable Starter and Bullpen

Left hander Genesis Cabrera (0-2, 2.04 WHIP, 6.48 ERA) is the likely St. Louis starter.  Of great concern is that the Cards lost both of his previous sportsbook online starts.  St. Louis ranks 12th for bullpen ERA.

Cubs Probable starter and Bullpen

Right hander Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 1.10 WHIP, 3.16 ERA) is the likely Cubs starter.  Chicago has won six of this last seven starts.  The Cubs have the eighth ranked bullpen in MLB.

Cardinals and Cubs ATS Stats

Extending the Cardinals problems is their performance on the road.  St. Louis has lost 10 of their last 13 games away from home.  Six of their last eight road tilts went under the total.  Counter to that is the Cubs consistency at Wrigley Field.  Chicago has won 13 of their last 20 home games.  Six of the last seven in that role have gone over the total.

St. Louis vs. Chicago Head to Head vs. Spread

On the whole the Cardinals have been a bankroll buster at Wrigley Field.  St. Louis has lost 14 of their last 18 road games against the Cubs.  A staggering 10 of the last 12 between these teams at Chicago went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion the Cubs have Wrigley Field as the matchup advantage with the MLB game lines.  As mentioned earlier the “Friendly Confines” have not been so friendly to the Redbirds.  Further, the Cubs own a big advantage on the hill with Cabrera.

Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Game Lines Odds Picks

In this situation the Cubs are the stronger play.

Cardinals vs Cubs MLB Game Lines Online Pick: Chicago Cubs

Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB game Lines Online Score Prediction: Cubs 6, Cardinals

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