Cardinals vs. Cubs Thursday Prediction
The Cubs and Cardinals will meet for a second straight weekend, this time at Wrigley Field as the NL Central rivals open a new series in Chicago at 2:20 p.m. ET in Chicago. Will the Cubs take Game 1 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 7, 2019
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to propel the Cardinals past the Reds 3-1 on Thursday. DeJong's homer off Michael Lorenzen broke a 1-1 tie. It was his first homer since May 18 and ninth overall. He's still mired in a 4-for-44 slump that's dropped his average from .320 to .275.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Cole Hamels allowed an unearned run over seven innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Hamels struck out four batters and also issued a pair of walks. It was a much-needed bounce-back performance after a disastrous outing against the Astros earlier this week. A fifth-inning sacrifice fly from Kolten Wong, after a throwing error enabled Jedd Gyorko to advance to third base, represented the lone tally against him in this one. The 35-year-old southpaw will carry a 3.62 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 64/28 K/BB ratio into a rematch against the Cardinals on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win.
The Cubs are 15-5 in their last 20 home games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in Miles Mikolas’ last five starts versus the Cubs, are 16-5 in his last 21 road starts and are 21-7 in his last 28 outings overall. St. Louis is also 12-4 in Mikolas’ last 16 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance while the Cubs are winless in their last four games versus division rivals.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +110