Chicago Cubs (46-47) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (46-47)
July 20, 2021 8:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -110 / Chicago Cubs +100; Over/Under: -
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The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Chicago Cubs will attempt to bounce back from an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Cardinals in game one on Monday. Patrick Wisdom had a solo home run, going 3 for 4 at the dish while Kris Bryant had an RBI as well. Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with a double and Willson Contreras added a double as well while Rafael Ortega had a pair of hits and Eric Sogard added a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Cubs in defeat. Alec Mills took the loss, falling to 4-3 on the year after allowing one run on five hits while striking out six over four innings of work. Trevor Williams is expected to start this one and is 3-2 with a 5.51 ERA and 52 Strikeouts this season. in his career, Williams is 4-6 with a 5.64 ERA and 62 strikeouts against St. Louis.
The St. Louis Cardinals will try to build on their win over the Cubs from Monday. Dylan Carlson led the charge, going 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs while Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs. Yadier Molina and Harrison Bader each had two hits and Tyler O’Neill added a base hit as well to cap off the offense for St. Louis. Jake Woodford got the win to improve to 2-1 on the year after allowing one run on six hits while striking out six over 5.2 innings of work. Johan Oviedo will start here and is 0-5 with a 5.09 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season.
Chicago is 8-20 in their last 28 games overall and 2-10 in their last 12 road games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 game two matchups. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 Tuesday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record.
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This is a tough series between two perennial contenders in the division, but this series will also go a long way in potentially eliminating a team down the road and with that being the case I have to side with the Cardinals at home. St. Louis looked good at home against the Giants and easily beat up the Cubs in game one and I think we see more of the same here.