Cardinals vs. Cubs - 6/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (39-32) at St. Louis Cardinals (48-24)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
T Wada (1-1) (3.73) vs. M Wacha (9-3) (2.85)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 82 hits and 43 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 78 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight road games. Donn Roach gets the nod, and he was 1-0 with a 4.75 ERA and 17 strikeouts last season. This will be Roach’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have won 15 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 81 hits and 40 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 68 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven straight home games. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 9-3 with a 2.85 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 13-3 in Wachas last 16 starts. The Cubs are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cards remain the best team in baseball and haven't lost in a long time on their home field. Add that to the fact Wacha is on the hill, and you have to like St. Louis to keep rolling.