Cubs vs. Cardinals - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (36-33) at Chicago Cubs (47-21)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
A Wainwright (5-4) (4.78) vs. J Hammel (7-2) (2.26)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -150 / St. Louis Cardinals +140 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs meet yet again Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals need another win after losing five of their last six games. The Cardinals have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.03 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 74 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 33 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 10 home runs. Adam Wainwright gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.78 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 12-7 with a 3.97 ERA and 174 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Zobrist leads Chicago with 73 hits, Kris Bryant has 48 RBI and Anthony Rizzo has 17 home runs. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 2.26 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 4-3 with a 4.60 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 35-16 in Wainwrights last 51 starts. The Cubs are 39-15 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series and 9-3 in Hammels last 12 starts. The Cardinals are 5-0 in Wainwrights last 5 starts vs. Cubs.
Nobody has been riding the Cubs harder than me this season, as it's been free money most nights. However, we're getting Wainwright 1.4 times our money. Sure, Wainwright hasn't been Cy Young Wainwright this season, but he's still a solid pitcher. You have to like the plus money in this spot.