Cubs vs. Cardinals MLB Prediction

Cubs vs. Cardinals, 7/22/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The Cubs and Cardinals will wrap up their series from Busch Stadium on Thursday night when the division rivals meet at 7:15 p.m. ET. With Adbert Alzolay set to oppose Kwang-Hyun Kim in the pitching matchup, what’s the safest play on the board for bettors?

Game Snapshot

905 Chicago Cubs (+110) at 906 St. Louis Cardinals (-130); o/u 8

7:15 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 21, 2021

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

Chicago Cubs DFS Notes

Adbert Alzolay was not involved in the decision on Saturday after allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over five frames as the Cubs defeated the Diamondbacks 4-2. Alzolay worked in his new cutter during the contest but only generated a 14 percent CSW on the offering and no swinging strikeouts. Perhaps in time, this new weapon will help the 26-year-old go deeper into games, but it is a work in progress for now. Alzolay is carrying a 4.59 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 82 1/3 innings this season but will look to add another win to his resume when he takes on the Cardinals next week on the road.

St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes

Kwang-Hyun Kim delivered an outstanding performance on Saturday, firing six scoreless innings against the Giants. The left-hander scattered three hits and a pair of walks while recording only one strikeout in the ballgame. All three of the hits that he allowed were singles. Kim generated just six swings and misses in the game and posted a CSW of 28 percent. He'll carry a sparkling 2.87 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into Thursday's battle against the Cubs.

Cubs vs. Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

The under is 14-6-1 in the Cubs’ last 21 road games, is 18-8-1 in their last 27 games as an underdog and is 3-1-1 in their last five games when they play the fourth game of a series. On the other side, the under has cashed in six of the Cardinals’ last seven games when playing on Thursday and is 5-2 in their last seven games when they face a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/CARDINALS UNDER 8

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