Cubs vs. Cardinals - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (52-28) at Chicago Cubs (43-36)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Lackey (6-5) (3.30) vs. J Lester (4-6) (3.74)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -123 / St. Louis Cardinals +113 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, WGN, ESPN
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs begin a four-game series Monday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Cardinals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 90 hits and 42 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 75 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won five of their last six road games. John Lackey gets the ball, and he’s 6-5 with a 3.30 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 2-1 with a 2.34 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 85 hits and 45 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 85 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Lester is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Lackeys last 7 starts. The Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games and 5-2 in Lesters last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Cardinals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
These teams are one in the same right now, as they're both holding their own on the pitching side but aren't scoring runs much. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the Cards and the plus money.