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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Date & Time Friday June 7, 2019, 2:20 PM (EDT)
Location
Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago Cubs -130 / St. Louis Cardinals +120
TV Channel
NSCH, FSMW
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will meet up to kick off their MLB rivalry series on Friday.

The Cardinals are coming out of a series versus the Reds this week. St. Louis fell 4-1 Tuesday, got rained out Wednesday, then on Thursday the Cards got a win 3-1.

For Friday’s game, the Cards will be going with Miles Mikolas in the start. Over 69.1 innings and a 4-5 record this year, Mikolas has a 4.41 ERA with 49 Ks and 12 BBs.

Over on the Cubs’ side, they just finished up against the Rockies. Chicago won Tuesday 6-3 and Wednesday 9-8, then in the Thursday finale Chicago fell 3-1.

For Friday’s game, the Cubs are sending out Cole Hamels in the start. Hamels has a 4-2 record this year with a 3.62 ERA and 64 strikeouts.

The Cardinals are 1-5 in their last six in game one of a series and 1-7 in their last eight Friday games. St. Louis is 16-5 in Mikolas’ last 21 road starts and 21-7 in his last 28 overall.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 0-4 in their last four versus the NL Central and the over is 10-2-1 in these teams’ last 13 meetings at Wrigley. Chicago is also 19-7 in the last 26 Wrigley matchups between these teams.

Mikolas got himself into a few sticky situations in his last outing, which was Friday at home against the Cubs. That said, he got himself out of jams well and now has five quality starts in his last six appearances.

Mikolas hasn’t won a game since May 6 (four starts ago), but I think he’s got a good shot here. I’m going Cardinals in what should be a fun game to watch.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals +120

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