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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (77-71) at Chicago Cubs (82-66)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

L Lynn (11-7) (3.01) vs. J Quintana (10-11) (4.25)

The Line: Chicago Cubs -160 / St. Louis Cardinals +150 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW, FSCh, TBS

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action at Wrigley Field on TBS. 

The St. Louis Cardinals need a win here after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Cardinals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 10 straight games when scoring more than two runs. Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals with 132 hits and 75 RBI while Tommy Pham and Matt Carpenter have combined for 231 hits and 132 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 11-7 with a 3.01 ERA and 142 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 6-6 with a 4.07 ERA and 86 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Cubs look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Cubs have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago Cubs have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Cubs with 149 hits and 106 RBI while Kris Bryant and Javier Baez have combined for 267 hits and 137 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 10-11 with a 4.25 ERA and 184 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central, 1-4 in Lynns last 5 road starts and 1-5 in Lynns last 6 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 4-0 in Quintanas last 4 home starts and 5-1 in Quintanas last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 0-6 in Lynns last 6 starts vs. Cubs, 1-5 in Lynns last 6 road starts vs. Cubs and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Lynn has been solid in his last few starts, but the Cardinals have little recent success with him on the mound. Quintana has allowed just two runs in his last 13 innings and the Cubs have won five of his last six starts. You have to like the Cubs to stay hot and get the job done on their home field. 

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