St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs - 9/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (78-57) at St. Louis Cardinals (87-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
D Haren (8-9) (3.89) vs. M Wacha (15-4) (2.69)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwest, WGN
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs face off on Monday in St. Louis in game one of their MLB series.
The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball as we are in the final month of the 2015 season. The Cardinals are 6-4 in their last 10 games 49-22 at home, and they have a 5.5 game lead over the Pirates in the National League Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .256 with Jason Heyward hitting .285, Jhonny Peralta hitting .278, and Yadier Molina hitting .275. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.71 with the starters at 2.83 and the bullpen at 2.44. For Monday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who has allowed 143 hits and 46 earned runs while striking out 148 over 147.2 innings for an 11-8 record and a 2.80 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs are starting to look like a lock for the post-season with 27 games left to play in their season. The Cubs are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 35-29 on the road, and they are 8.5 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .241 with Anthony Rizzo hitting .283, Kyle Schwarber hitting .270, and Kris Bryant hitting .267. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 3.57 with the starters at 3.57 and the bullpen at 3.58. For game one in St. Louis the Cubs start Dan Haren who has allowed 35 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 24 over 30.2 innings for a 1-2 record and a 5.87 ERA since being traded to the Cubs.
St. Louis is 10-4 in their last 14 games, 64-25 in their last 89 home games, and 12-1 in Lynn’s last 13 Monday starts. Chicago is 22-5 against a right-handed starter, 27-10 in their last 37 games, and 1-4 in their last five road games. Chicago is 2-6 in their last eight games against St. Louis.
Michael Wacha has replace Lynn as the Cards starter so the line isn’t out yet, please check back for an update when the odds are released.