Cardinals vs. Cubs - 9/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (92-51) at St. Louis Cardinals (75-68)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Hammel (14-8) (3.50) vs. J Garcia (10-12) (4.58)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +115 / Chicago Cubs -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday night for game two of their series.
The Chicago Cubs look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Cubs have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs offense has cooled off recently, but they’ve still won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 161 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 98 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 15 home runs. Jason Hammel gets the nod, and he’s 14-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 4-4 with a 4.80 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense continues to produce daily, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 143 hits, Yadier Molina has 47 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 19 home runs. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 10-12 with a 4.58 ERA and 139 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 3-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 38-18 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in Hammels last 10 starts. The Cardinals are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 0-4 in Garcias last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 1-4 in Garcias last 5 starts vs. Cubs.
Unlike the Cubs who have everything pretty much wrapped up, the Cardinals are still fighting for a playoff spot. The Cards bats should also be ready to go after being nearly no hit Monday night. Also, Hammel has lost seven of his last eight road starts. Give me St. Louis at home for the plus money.