Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:20 PM (Wrigley Field )
Chicago Cubs -130 / St. Louis Cardinals +120
TV: WGN, FSMW
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs will continue their MLB series on Saturday.
The Cardinals squeaked out a 5-4 win in the Thursday opener of this set. In the Friday afternoon game two, St. Louis came back with two runs in the sixth inning to bag a 2-1 win, despite getting out-hit 9-4.
For game three Saturday, the Cardinals will send out Dakota Hudson in the start. Across 166.2 innings and a 16-7 mark so far, Hudson has a 3.35 ERA with 124 Ks and 77 BBs.
Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with Jose Quintana in the Saturday start. Over his 162.2 innings and 13-8 record, Quintana has a 4.37 ERA with 144 Ks and 44 BBs.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last five Saturday games and 10-1 in Hudson’s last 11 starts with four days’ rest. St. Louis is 7-2 in Hudson’s last nine Saturday starts and 20-7 in his last 27 starts.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 1-4 in their last five in game three of a series and 11-3 in Quintana’s last 14 starts. Chicago is 11-3 in Quintana’s last 14 starts on grass and 19-7 in his last 26 in game three of a series.
Since giving up four earned to the Reds, Hudson has recorded three straight quality starts with just four earned in 19.0 innings of work.
As for Quintana, he’s given up 13 earned runs across his last three starts in 10.1 innings. I fell more comfortable taking the Cards here.