Cubs vs. Cardinals Sunday Prediction
Following back-to-back tight games and one lengthy rain delay on Saturday night, the Cubs and Cardinals will play their series finale from Busch Stadium at 2:15 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will St. Louis sweep its bigger rival?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 2, 2019
2:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 55% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Cubs on the moneyline.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk, but the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on Saturday. Rizzo launched his homer in the first off of Jack Flaherty, and the slugging first baseman has his 16th homer and 43rd RBI with it. It's his fifth homer in the last 10 games, and Rizzo now has a 1.006 OPS on the season over 52 games. Rizzo can flat-out hit (you already knew that) and when he's 'locked in' he's as good as any first baseman in baseball. You already knew that, too.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the Cardinals' win over the Cubs on Saturday. All three hits for Ozuna were singles. He knocked in Jack Flaherty with a base-hit in the third, and he came around to score after a single on a Matt Wieters double. Ozuna has really swung the bat well as of late, and he has five multi-hit games in his last 10 after this effort. He's still hitting just .252 because of some inconsistent play earlier in the month, but his 16 homers, 51 RBI and four steals in 56 games are more indicative of how he's played for most of 2019.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 1-5 in their last six games overall and 1-6 in their last seven games against the rest of the NL Central.
The Cardinals are 2-7 in their last nine games following a win and 1-6 in their last seven games when playing the third game of a series.
The Cubs are just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Cardinals in St. Louis and are 1-5 when Adam Wainwright starts against them at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are also 43-18 in Wainwright’s last 61 home starts and are 39-15 in his last 54 outings when he’s coming off four days of rest. Meanwhile, the Cubs are winless in their last five games versus a right-handed starter and 0-4 in their last four contests when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -110