Cubs vs. Cardinals MLB Prediction

Cubs vs. Cardinals, 7/18/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

National League Central rivals the Cubs and Cardinals will battle again on Monday night when they open a new series at Busch Stadium at 8:15 p.m. ET. After taking two of three from the Giants over the weekend, will the Cardinals carry that momentum into this series?

Game Snapshot

957 Chicago Cubs (-111) at 958 St. Louis Cardinals (+103); o/u 9

8:15 p.m. ET, Monday, July 19, 2021

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

Chicago Cubs DFS Notes

Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon. Bryant got the Cubs on the board in this one with an RBI double off of Merrill Kelly in the sixth inning then later scored on a run-scoring single off the bat of Javier Baez. Bryant then led off the ninth with a double, and was once again plated by Baez. With the two-hit attack, Bryant is now hitting .268/.349/.497 with 16 long balls, 47 RBI and four swipes on the season.

St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes

Paul DeJong went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Giants on Sunday. DeJong continued his hot stretch at the plate with a home run against the Giants on Sunday. He drove in the first run of the game with a solo blast off of Johnny Cueto to lead off the third inning. The 27-year-old shortstop is 10-for-18 over his last six games with three home runs. On the year, DeJong is slashing .205/.299/.409 with 13 homers and 29 RBI over 244 plate appearances.

Cubs vs. Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

The under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the previous five meetings in St. Louis. The under is also 20-8-1 in the Cubs’ last 29 road games, is 37-17-3 in their last 57 divisional games and is 39-18-2 in their last 59 games following a loss. On the other side, the under is 11-5-2 in the Cardinals’ last 18 games overall, is 8-3-2 in their last 13 home games and is 28-11 in their last 39 games as a home dog.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/CARDINALS UNDER 9

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