Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:20 PM (Wrigley Field )

Chicago Cubs -123 / St. Louis Cardinals +114

TV: FSMW, WLS

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will continue their MLB series on Friday.

In the Thursday opener of this set, the Cardinals broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth and added two more in the sixth. Chicago responded on three runs in the ninth but St. Louis took it with a run in the 10th inning and an eventual 5-4 win.

For Friday’s game, the Cardinals will go with Michael Wacha in the start. Across 121.0 innings and a 6-7 record this year, Wacha has a 4.76 ERA with 100 Ks and 51 BBs.

Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with Jose Quintana in the start Friday. Over 162.2 innings and a 13-8 mark so far, Quintana has a 4.37 ERA with 144 Ks and 44 BBs.

The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last seven Friday games and 9-3 in the last 12 in game two of a series. St. Louis is 1-5 in Wacha’s last six road starts and 18-6 in his last 24 in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 5-1 in Quintana’s last six starts with four days’ rest and 11-3 in his last 14 starts. Chicago is 27-11 in Quintana’s last 38 home starts and 11-3 in his last 14 on grass.

Wacha has looked pretty good over his last seven starts, but only has an 0-2 record in that span to show for it. As for Quintana, he’s given up nine earned over his last 5.1 innings.

If the pen doesn’t bungle this one I’m sticking with the Cardinals.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals +114

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.