Cardinals vs. White Sox - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (32-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-24)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
C Sale (6-4) (3.02) vs. Jaime Garcia
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -105 / Chicago White Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WPWR, FSN-MW
The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The White Sox have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The White Sox have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 80 hits and 41 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Melky Cabrera have combined for 55 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Chris Sale gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.02 ERA and 129 strikeouts this season. This will be Sale’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won 17 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 84 hits and 40 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 73 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won nine straight home games. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Garcia’s first career game against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 5-1 in Sales last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day and 5-2 in their last 7 interleague games. The White Sox are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cards have to eventually lose at home, and it might as well come against one of the hotter pitchers in the league. Sale is striking guys out left and right, and I like the value we're getting here.