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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 7/19/2021

Chicago Cubs (46-47) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (46-47)
July 19, 2021 8:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -115 / Chicago Cubs +105; Over/Under: +9
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The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. The Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Chicago Cubs have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 81 hits and 47 RBI while Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 144 hits and 93 RBI. Alec Mills gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.84 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Mills is 0-1 with a 4.67 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 94 hits and 26 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado have combined for 184 hits and 108 RBI. Jake Woodford gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.62 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Woodford is 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

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The Cubs are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 4-13 in their last 17 overall. The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 41-20 in their last 61 Monday games. The under is 20-7-1 in Cubs last 28 road games. The under is 8-3-2 in Cardinals last 13 home games. The Cubs are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

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The Cubs have won five of the last six meetings against the Cardinals, and they have the pitching edge here. The Cards are going with an opener, which means you’re relying on an awful lot of arms to get the job done. Mills has been manageable lately, allowing five runs and seven hits in his last 11.1 innings. I like the value of the Cubs and the slight plus money here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Chicago Cubs +105
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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