ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

In the Red-Birds Bet on MLB Games Slump Continues vs Cubs Sunday

July 26, 2018 MLB Baseball, Sportsbook

Encompassing the misery of St. Louis was the firing earlier this month of Mike Matheny.  Eventually this usually stable franchise had run out of bad options.  Not withstanding the managerial change has been a change of luck.  As a matter of fact, things have gotten worse for the Cardinals since.  Contrarily the Cubs remain profitable to bet on MLB games with.  Despite the fact that Chicago carries a consistently large price tag.  Commencing with such fortunes is the renewal of this rivalry Sunday night.  It follows that the Cubs will be a solid road chalk.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Date and Time: Sunday, July 29, 2018, 8:05 p.m. ET

Location:  Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

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Mediocre Metrics for Cardinals

To begin with St. Louis has lost seven of their last ten bet on MLB games.  Due to the slump they are just six games out of the NL Central basement.  What’s more the mediocre metrics of the Cardinals tell much.  At first, they rank 13th in MLB for run scoring and 13th for earned run average.  Furthermore, at the plate St. Louis is 15th for batting average and 17th for OPS.  What’s more the bullpen stands at 24th in the Big Leagues.  Consequently, the Cards are a disappointing 24-24 at Busch Stadium.  The end result is heavy money losses.

Franchise in Decline

Though this may be bad times in St. Louis it’s been a long time coming.  Despite their marquee brand this franchise has been in decline.  More emphatically it’s been several seasons since the Redbirds were a top tier contender.  In particular they have not done a good job of roster transition through the years.  Henceforth it may soon be discovered that Matheny was a scapegoat.  Likewise, upper management is being exposed for its subpar performance.

Strong Cubs

In contrast the Cubs are strong in nearly all aspects of the game.  Consider Chicago ranks fourth for runs scored and eighth for staff ERA.  Equally important is the Cubs standing of second for batting average and third for OPS.  Above all is a bullpen that can finish games.  To exemplify Chicago relievers rank fourth best in MLB.

Pitcher’s Mound

Presently scheduled to start for the Cubs is right hander Kyle Hendricks.  He will take the hill with a 6-8 record and 3.99 earned run average.  By contrast right hander John Gant is probable for the Cardinals.  Gant is 3-3 with a 3.17 ERA.

Team vs Team

Chicago has had the edge in their recent head to head rivalry series with St. Louis. To show the Cubs have won 12 of their last 20 online sportsbook matchups with the Cardinals.  Additionally, just three of the last 15 between these teams went under.

Players to Watch out For

Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber are powering the Cubs.  To illustrate they each have 19 home runs.  Furthermore, Anthony Rizzo has 65 runs batted in with 17 doubles and 12 home runs.

Matchup to Watch

Certainly, the Cubs own all bet on MLB games matchup advantages.  In turn the Cardinals cannot rate a serious recommendation.  Correlate to that their recent bad form.  Compare especially to the division leading Cubs hot hands.

Cubs vs. Cardinals Betting Odds Picks

By reason of matchups and recent play Chicago is the call!

Baseball Betting Online Pick: Chicago Cubs

Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction:  Cubs 6, Cardinals 3

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