Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game One - 7/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (53-28) at Chicago Cubs (44-36)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
T Cooney (0-0) (5.40) vs. D Beeler (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs tangle with the rival St Louis Cardinals in game one of their doubleheader.
The St Louis Cardinals look like they are the best team in the game and in reality they are always a threat to win the the National League Central and World Series. This year the Cardinals don’t have the big bats that they have had in prior years but their pitching has been the best in the game and that is without the services of Adam Wainwright who is their best but is out for the season. The key to the Redbirds success is they consistently throw a good arm at opponents and their hitting seems to come up with the clutch hits. The Cardinals send rookie Tim Cooney to the mound in game one of their twin bill. Cooney threw the ball well in a 5-3 loss to San Diego with three runs plated (two earned) on four hits including two homers in six frames.
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For years the Chicago Cubs have not been a serious contender in the National League Central and have made trade after trade to improve their prospects. 2015 is the best team the Cubs have put on the field in some time. There is no question this is a much improved squad but the question is are the Cubbies good enough to capture the division crown of possibly a Wild Card. The Cubs are certainly a threat to capture a Wild Card but from what I’ve seen another arm or two and a bat or two would make this team one to be wary of in the coming seasons. Rookie Dallas Beeler draws the game one start against the Cardinals Tuesday afternoon. Beeler last pitched in 2014 in a 4-1 loss at Cincinnati with all four runs scored on six hits and four walks over five innings.
St Louis are 8-2 in their last 10 Tuesday games and the under is 34-15-2 in their last 51 overall while going 34-15-2 in the Cardinals last 51 on grass. The under is 15-5-1 in Chicago’s last 21 overall and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 on grass while the Cubs are 15-7 in their last 22 Tuesday games. Two rookies on the mound makes this tough to predict. I’l take the Cards because Beeler has been wild from what I have seen and the Cardinals will take advantage of that…