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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 6-14-24 Picks

St. Louis Cardinals (33-34) vs. Chicago Cubs (33-35)
June 14, 2024 2:20 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -110 / St. Louis Cardinals -109; Over/Under: 8
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In this article, we will formulate an Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction for this MLB game on Friday, June 14th at Wrigley Field. 

Cardinals Look to Move Back .500

The Cardinals are coming off a win on Thursday and they are looking to move to .500 with a win in this game. The Cardinals scored four runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and that was enough for the victory. Paul Goldschmidt had a strong game hitting a home run and driving in two RBIs. The Cardinals are averaging 3.93 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.49 runs per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. They have a run differential of -0.57 which is 24th in the league. Nolan Gorman has hit 15 home runs and driven in 33 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Kyle Gibson who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 3.76. In his last start against the Rockies he went six innings giving up eight hits and three runs. 

Why Cardinals Will Win

  • The Cardinals have won each of their last eight games against the Cubs following a home win.
  • The Cubs have lost seven of their last eight day games against National League opponents.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in 12 of their last 13 home games after playing the previous day.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line each of their last five games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cardinals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games against the Cubs.

Cubs Fell Just Short

The Cubs really fell just short against the Rays in the last game and they are going to need the offense to be better here. The Cubs scored only two runs and they ended up losing by a run. Justin Steele did have a strong start going six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. The Cubs are averaging 4.27 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.5 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the pitching is ranked 21st. For a team that had high expectations the Cubs have been a disappointment. Christopher Morel has hit 13 home runs and driven in 40 RBIs. 

Why Cubs Will Win

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last seven day games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field following a home win.
  • The Cubs have won four of their last five home games against the Cardinals.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games against the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven day games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field following a home win.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 

The Cubs offense is going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Gibson sits with an ERA of 3.76 and even though in his last start he gave up three runs, he’s going to bounce back here. The Cubs offense is going to really struggle to get any sort of offense going, and it will be the Cardinals that are going to cruise. The Cardinals will move back to the .500 mark here. Back the Cardinals on the money line here. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Cardinals ML

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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