Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals predictions

As the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals conclude their divisional face-off, the Cubs rely on their strong offensive post-break performance and the Cardinals depend on Steven Matz’s recent improvement, leading to an expectation of a low-scoring finale in St. Louis. Read on for our free match preview and betting picks.

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– Despite his unusual season, Kyle Hendricks from the Cubs holds a respectable 3.46 ERA and a 3.70 xERA over 70.1 innings.
– Steven Matz of the Cardinals has a 1-7 record with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP across 22 appearances this season.
– Recently, Steven Matz allowed only one run and eight hits in his last 11 innings against the Cubs and Diamondbacks.
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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals predictions: A Divisional Rivalry Culminates in St. Louis

“Cubs’ Stellar Performance”

In an ongoing divisional conflict, the Chicago Cubs prepare to face off against their southern rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs kicked off the series with a triumphant first match, credited in large part to Mike Tauchman’s extraordinary intervention in the 9th inning, where he snatched away what would have been the game-winning home run for the Cardinals.

This victory encouraged the Cubs to reconsider their initial strategy of selling at the deadline, significantly due to Cody Bellinger’s powerful presence at the plate. In order to prevent the front office from offloading key players, the Cubs had to conclude July on a high note. They met this challenge head-on, with their offense demonstrating incredible strength post-break.

For the series finale, the Cubs will field Kyle Hendricks as their starting pitcher, marking his 13th start of the season. Hendricks’ season has been marked by some unusual statistics. He ranks in the bottom 5th and 9th percentiles for whiff rate and strikeout rate respectively, but he shines when it comes to the 90th percentile in chase rate and 91st percentile in hard-hit rate. Despite these unusual figures, Hendricks maintains a respectable 3.46 ERA and a 3.70 xERA across 70.1 innings.

“Cardinals: A Mixed Bag”

In the face of a fierce competition, the Cardinals will respond with their southpaw, Steven Matz, preparing for his 15th start of the season. Matz, despite some promising seasons with the Mets and a notably good one with Toronto, has struggled to meet expectations in St. Louis.

This season, he has a disappointing 1-7 record, along with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP across 22 appearances. After a challenging May, he spent a few turns in the bullpen in June before returning to the rotation. Lately, however, Matz’s performance has seen a surprising uptick. He allowed only one run and eight hits in his last 11 innings against the Cubs and Diamondbacks.

Despite these performance swings, the decision to back either team seems risky. Consequently, the safest bet seems to be an under in St. Louis.

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Carl Tarver
Born and raised in Denver and a former college baseball player, I'm an avid fan of prop bets, especially on the NBA, NHL, NFL, and NCAA. looking to find an edge by any means necessary. As a lifelong Nuggets fan, I promise to be very impartial when the Nuggets are not involved!