Cubs at Cardinals - 5/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (13-9) at St. Louis Cardinals (17-6)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
T Wood (2-1) (3.04) vs. C Martinez (3-0) (1.73)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -128 / Chicago Cubs +118 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-MW, ESPN
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Cubs have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Cubs have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads Chicago with 29 hits and 12 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have combined for 22 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last eight games on the road. Travis Wood gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Wood is 5-6 with a 5.18 ERA and 66 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Cardinals have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Cardinals have won eight straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 35 hits and 16 RBI while Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta have combined for 27 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six straight games on their home field. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 0-0 with a 2.61 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Woods last 5 starts vs. National League Central. The Cardinals are 40-14 in their last 54 home games and 4-0 in Martinezs last 4 starts. The Cubs are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cardinals just can't lose right now and now they have their best young pitcher on the mound. You have to love St. Louis to keep rolling in this spot.