Cubs vs. Cardinals - 7/7/15 Game Two Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (53-28) at Chicago Cubs (44-36)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Tim Cooney vs. Dallas Beeler
The Line: Chicago Cubs / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, CSN-CHI, MLB Net
The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs play game two of their doubleheader Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Cardinals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 91 hits and 42 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 76 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won four straight road games. Tim Cooney gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Cooney’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 86 hits and 45 RBI while Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro have combined for 85 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight home games. Dallas Beeler takes the hill, and he was 0-2 with a 3.27 ERA and six strikeouts last season. This will be Beeler’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 9-2 in their last 11 second games of a double-header and 26-12 in their last 38 overall. The Cubs are 9-23 in their last 32 second games of a double-header and 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Cardinals are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cubs have to beat the Cardinals eventually, right? After a long game Monday and a game early Tuesday, I give the slight edge to he home team here.