Cubs vs. Cardinals - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (92-55) at Chicago Cubs (86-61)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
C Martinez (13-7) (2.87) vs. J Lester (10-10) (3.38)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -125 / St. Louis Cardinals +115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday afternoon.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won four of their last five when scoring more than three runs. Jason Heyward leads St. Louis with 148 hits and 56 RBI while Jhonny Peralta and Matt Carpenter have combined for 139 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last 10 road games. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 13-7 with a 3.02 ERA and 178 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-0 with a 5.04 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Cubs have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 151 hits and 93 RBI while Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler have combined for 138 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last seven home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 10-10 with a 3.38 ERA and 185 strikeouts this season. Lester is 1-2 with a 1.93 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 23-11 in their last 34 Sunday games and 21-6 in Martinezs last 27 starts. The Cubs are 12-4 in their last 16 Sunday games and 5-1 in Lesters last 6 home starts. The Cardinals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
You guys know that Martinez is one of my favorite young pitchers in baseball, and any time we can get him at plus money, I'm on it. The value is on the Cards here.