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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs - 7/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Tuesday July 30, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals -115 / Chicago Cubs +105 O/U: 9
TV Channel
WGN, FSMW
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The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet up on the MLB circuit to kick off their rivalry series Tuesday.

The Cubs just finished up a weekend set versus the Brewers. Chicago lost 3-2 Friday and 5-3 Saturday but was able to fend off the sweep with an 11-4 victory on Sunday.

For Tuesday’s matchup, the Cubs will go with Yu Darvish in the start. Across 115.0 innings and a 3-4 record this year, Darvish has a 4.54 ERA with 132 Ks and 51 BBs.

Over on the Cards’ side, they’re coming out of a series against the Astros. St. Louis took a 5-3 win on Friday in that set, but lost the weekend games, 8-2 Saturday and 6-2 Sunday.

The Cardinals are going with Adam Wainwright in the start on Tuesday. In his 103.0 innings and 7-7 mark so far, Wainwright has a 4.63 ERA with 98 Ks and 41 BBs.

The Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 after an off day and 7-3 in their last 10 versus the NL Central. Chicago is 8-20 in their last 28 road games and 2-5 in their last seven overall.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 5-0 in their last five versus the NL Central and 4-0 in their last four in game one of a series. St. Louis is 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games and 12-4 in their last 16 overall.

Darvish had a couple of quality starts going in the middle of the month, with zero earned on four hits in 12.0 combined innings. His last start was a little rocky though, with four earned on six hits in 6.0 innings over in San Francisco.

As for Wainwright, he’s been pretty choppy over his last pair, with 11 earned in 8.1 innings on 14 hits. That said, he hasn’t lost any games in his last quartet (2-0).

I’m not thrilled with either of these teams right now, but if Wainwright can settle in and get a few cushion runs I think the Cardinals have the edge here.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -115

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