The MLB is back in action after the break as the St Louis Cardinals will clash with Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois in game four of a four-game series. The Cardinals will start this game with Miles Mikolas and the Cubs will counter with Jose Quintana.
St Louis Cardinals Form
The St Louis Cardinals have been inconsistent lately. They played the first game in the MLB after the break and they lost against a dominant Cubs team. However, they have bounced back with a 6-3 against the Cubs in the last game. They need to go on a run in order to secure their spot in the playoff. The Cardinals have averaged 5.04 runs per game and have allowed 4.38 runs per game on the road.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals have been average this season as they are placed on the 11th spot in the league in scoring, putting up a total of 4.55 runs per game. They are also ranked 13th in hitting at .248 and 9th place in homers with a total of 125. On the mound, the Cards are placed on the 9th place in the league in ERA at 3.91 while also ranking 14th spot in WHIP at 1.31 and 20th in K’s with 794.
Chicago Cubs Form
The Cubs have been in a solid form lately. They were able to win the game after the break, however, they lost the last two games against the Cardinals. They will need to be organized in this game in order to get something out. The Cubs have averaged 5.29 runs per game and have allowed 4.53 runs per game at home so far.
The Cubs have some good stats this season as they are the 3rd best offensive team in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 5.16 runs per game. Chicago is the 2nd best team in hitting at .266 and 18th spot in homers with a total of 103. On the mound, they have been good as they are placed on the 8th spot in the league in ERA at 3.72, while also being 20th in WHIP at 1.34 and the 22nd spot in K’s with 787.
The Cardinals improved in the last couple of games and it seems that they have stabilized their form. On the other side, the Cubs have lost the last two games and they will need to bounce back in order to secure their spot in the playoffs. Despite the losses, they have been playing well lately and their overall form is solid. My expectation is that the Cubs will be the better team in this game.
Go for the Cubs!
My Free Pick & Prediction for St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 07/22/2018 is: Take the Chicago Cubs -136 (money line bet)
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