Cubs vs. Cardinals - 7/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (54-29) at Chicago Cubs (45-37)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Wacha (10-3) (2.66) vs. J Hammel (5-4) (2.89)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +100 / St. Louis Cardinals -110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, CSN-CHI, ESPN
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs end their four-game series Wednesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 91 hits and 42 RBI while Kolten Wong and Jason Heyward have combined for 66 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last nine road games. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he’s 10-3 with a 2.66 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 3-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 88 hits and 47 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 85 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight home games. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series and 16-5 in Wachas last 21 starts. The Cubs are 18-38 in their last 56 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Hammels last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 5-3 in the last 9 meetings.
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