Cardinals vs. Cubs Saturday Prediction
The Cubs rallied to beat the Cardinals in the series opener on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Is Chicago a safe play to take in the second game of the series on Saturday night when these two teams meet again at 7:15 p.m. ET?
959 St. Louis Cardinals (+147) at 960 Chicago Cubs (-160); o/u N/A
7:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, June 12, 2021
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
St. Louis Cardinals DFS Spin
Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs on Friday afternoon, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory over the Cubs. Arenado delivered a run-scoring single off of Kohl Stewart in the second inning to extend the Cardinals early lead to 2-0. He then added a two-run single in the fifth to make it 5-1, but that would be the extent of their offense in the ballgame. The 30-year-old has been terrific in his first season away from the Rockies, slashing .285/.332/.512 with 11 homers and 43 RBI.
Chicago Cubs DFS Spin
Anthony Rizzo smacked a game-tying solo homer in the sixth inning on Friday, helping to lead the Cubs to a come-from-behind victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. The Cubs trailed 5-1 in the fifth inning of this one, but scratched out three runs in the fifth to trim their deficit to one. Rizzo then delivered the equalizer with his solo shot off of Daniel Ponce de Leon in the sixth inning -- his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. For the season, the 31-year-old slugger is now slashing .263/.355/.449 with seven long balls and 27 RBI.
Cardinals vs. Cubs Betting Prediction
The Cardinals are just 1-7 in their last eight games overall, are 0-6 in their last six games versus National League Central opponents and are 2-8 in their last 10 road games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Cubs are 7-1 in their last eight games versus National League Central rivals, are 8-1 in their last nine games as a home favorite and are 7-0 in their last seven home games versus an opponent with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -160