White Sox vs. Cardinals - 7/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (58-34) at Chicago White Sox (42-48)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
M Wacha (10-3) (2.93) vs. C Rodon (3-2) (3.80)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +134 / St. Louis Cardinals -144 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, WPWR
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 105 hits and 48 RBI while Kolten Wong and Jason Heyward have combined for 71 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of their last seven road games. Michael Wacha gets the nod, and he’s 10-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. This will be Wacha’s first career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing four of their last five games. The White Sox have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 96 hits and 46 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia have combined for 66 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last 10 home games. Carlos Rodon takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Rodon’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day and 20-8 in Wachas last 28 starts. The White Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss. The Cardinals are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.
Rodon has kind of been flying under the radar, but he's been pretty solid for the most part. Also, Wacha is coming off a rocky start where he allowed five runs to the Cubs. I kind of like the plus money in this spot.