Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals NLDS Game 4 - 10/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (101-63) at Chicago Cubs (99-66)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:37 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Lackey (10-10) (2.77) vs. J Hammel (10-7) (3.74)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -125 / St. Louis Cardinals +115 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St Louis Cardinals look to keep their season alive in game four of the NLDS at the Chicago Cubs.
The St Louis Cardinals face a 2-1 series deficit following an 8-6 loss at Wrigley Field on Monday. The work on the mound was ineffective with starter Michael Wacha allowing four runs on six hits and a trio of BB including three long balls over 4.1 frames while four relievers giving up a run each. The Cards totaled eight hits and walked twice with Stephen Piscotty going deep and driving in two and scoring twice while Jason Heyward homered and drove in two with Matt Carpenter scored two times. Veteran John Lackey gets the ball in game four of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Lackey won the series opener 4-0 with a two hit shutout over 7.1 innings pitched while striking out five.
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The Chicago Cubs seemed to be in the driver’s seat in game three with ace Jake Arrieta on the mound with nothing but quality starts on his record. However he wasn’t in top form with four runs plated on five hits over 5.2 innings which was still a winning effort with five relievers finishing the job while the offense exploded with 13 hits and five free passes. The Cubbies rode the long ball with Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber all connecting on homeruns. Jason Hammel toes the rubber versus the Cardinals in game four of the NLDS on Tuesday. On the season Hammel has gone 10-7 in 31 starts with a 1.16 WHIP and 3.74 ERA.
The over is 7-1 in Chicago’s last 8 playoff home games and Chicago are 2-10 in their last 12 playoff games while the Cubs are 23-8 in their last 31 home games. The over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings. Lackey has had more success in this match up then Hammel so I lean to him but no line has been released yet.