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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – Season Series July 27-29 2018

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – Season Series July 27-29 2018

The Chicago Cubs have yet to win a series in the second half of the season, and that’s one thing they’re going to look for when they travel to Busch Stadium for a three-game series, starting this Friday. The St., Louis Cardinals are way back in the National League Central race, but there is still plenty of time for them to catch up.

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Game by Game Betting Preview for the Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Regular Season Series Running from July 27-29, 2018

Where: Busch Stadium

When:

Game 1: Friday, July 27, 8:15PM ET
Game 2: Saturday, July 28, 4:05PM ET
Game 3: Sunday, July 29, 8:05 PM ET

Line: Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals – view all MLB lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Game 1: Friday, July 27, 8:15PM ET

Starters: Mike Montgomery (3-3, 3.73 ERA) vs. Luke Weaver (5-9, 4.79 ERA)

Pitching:

Montgomery made a good account of himself in his last start, allowing just an earned run on five hits in 6.0 innings of a 6-3 home loss to St. Louis on July 21. He has yet to get a win this month, but he has one more chance to nail one this Friday at Busch Stadium. He is 1-2 with a 2.68 ERA in 16 total appearances (43.2 innings) on the road this year. Weaver earned a loss against the Cubs on July 22, when he gave up three earned runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings of a 7-2 defeat at Wrigley Field. Opponents are batting .194 against him this month.

Hitting:

  • Marcell Ozuna is 3-for-9 vs. Montgomery.
  • Javier Baez is 6-for-11 vs. Weaver.

Writer’s Prediction:

St. Louis wins, 5-4.


Game 2: Saturday, July 28, 4:05PM ET

Starters: Jose Quintana (9-6, 3.87 ERA) vs. Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.82 ERA)

Pitching:

Quintana has pitched strong over his past few starts. In his last outing, he allowed two earned runs on six hits, albeit with four walks issued, in seven innings of a 7-2 win at home over the Cards on July 22. He is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts this month. Mikolas has not allowed more than two earned runs in five of his last six starts. He did not get a decision in his last start in which he held the Cards to just two runs in 5.0 inning of mound duty in a 7-2 road loss to the Cubs on July 22.

Hitting:

  • Dexter Fowler is 7-for-16 with a homer vs. Quintana.
  • Javier Baez is 2-for-5 vs. Mikolas.

Writer’s Prediction:

Chicago wins, 4-3.


Game 3: Sunday, July 29, 8:05 PM ET

Starters: Kyle Hendricks (6-8, 3.99 ERA) vs. John Gant (3-3, 3.1 ERA)

Pitching:

Hendricks hasn’t lasted more than 5.2 innings in six of his last seven starts, so expect the Cubs’ bullpen to show up earlier than normal this Sunday. In his last start, Hendricks allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings of a 5-1 home loss to Arizona on July 24. He has a 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in his last three starts. Gant has not allowed a run in each of his last two starts, including in the Cards’ 6-3 road win over the Cards on July 21 wherein he tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and allowed just four hits.

Hitting:

  • Marcell Ozuna is 6-for-16 vs. Hendricks.
  • Anthony Rizzo is 4-for-5 vs. Gant.

Writer’s Prediction:

St. Louis wins, 5-3.


Writer’s Overall Series Prediction

The Cardinals take two of three from the Cubs.

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