Cardinals vs. Cubs MLB Prediction
The Cubs and Cardinals split the first two games of their three-game series at Wrigley Field and will now play the rubber match at 2:20 p.m. ET on Sunday. With veteran Adam Wainwright on the hill to oppose Trevor Williams, what is the best bet in this series finale?
907 St. Louis Cardinals (-111) at 908 Chicago Cubs (+103); o/u N/A
2:20 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 11, 2021
Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Paul Goldschmidt homered and reached base four times on Saturday, leading the Cardinals to a 6-0 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Goldschmidt demolished a 441-foot solo home run off of Zach Davies leading off the fifth inning -- increasing the Cardinals lead to 2-0. He also singled and drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3. The 33-year-old slugger is now hitting .265/.335/.432 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and five stolen bases through 88 games on the season.
Chicago Cubs DFS Spin
Javier Báez was removed as precaution on Saturday against the Cardinals after jamming his thumb. Cubs manager David Ross told reporters that Báez jammed his thumb "on a couple of plays in the loss to St. Louis, but that he was removed because he needs the shortstop back in the lineup on Sunday. The infielder had missed a few games earlier because of a thumb injury, so it makes sense for Chicago to take things easy -- especially in a game Chicago lost 6-0. There's a good chance Báez is back in the lineup for the second-half finale, but fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on it.
Cardinals vs. Cubs Betting Prediction
The Cubs are now 7-19 in their last 26 games overall, are 2-10 in their last 12 games following a loss and have failed to win in seven of their last eight divisional games as well. The Cubs have dropped seven of their last eight games versus a right-handed starter and are just 3-14 in their last 17 games after scoring two runs or fewer in their previous game as well.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -111