Cardinals vs. Cubs Thursday Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 6/7/2019 Predictions & Oddsc

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

951 St. Louis Cardinals (+110) at 952 Chicago Cubs (-130); N/A runs

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

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win.

Chicago

The Cubs are 15-5 in their last 20 home games when facing an opponent with a winning record.

Prediction:

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

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