Cardinals vs. Cubs - 9/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (78-57) at St. Louis Cardinals (87-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Hammel (7-6) (3.55) vs. L Lynn (11-8) (2.80)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -162 / Chicago Cubs +152 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals play game two Tuesday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 139 hits and 84 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant have combined for 127 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost five of their last eight road games. Jason Hammel gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 3.55 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 1-3 with a 6.31 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Cardinals have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 141 hits and 60 RBI while Jason Heyward and Kolten Wong have combined for 105 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last 10 home games. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 15-4 with a 2.69 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 3-1 with a 3.62 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 9-2 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Hammels last 5 starts as an underdog. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 21-6 in Wachas last 27 starts. The Cardinals are 4-1 in Wachas last 5 starts vs. Cubs and the Cubs are 0-4 in Hammels last 4 starts vs. Cardinals.
The Cards don't lose often, especially at home. So, I expect this minor losing stretch to end rather quickly. Might as well take place with Wacha on the hill.