Cubs vs. Cardinals Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals have seen their lead in the NL Central drop to one game with three games remaining in the regular season. Can St. Louis win a big game tonight as it hosts the eliminated rival Chicago Cubs?
Friday, September 27, 2019
Busch Stadium at 8:15PM ET
Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our MLB Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Information
Oddsmakers have yet to release lines for this game as of this writing. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for where bettors are placing their wagers, while our MLB Live Odds Page will show the latest line movement.
Cubs drop ninth straight
Chicago lost a ninth straight game Thursday night as it fell 9-5 at Pittsburgh to drop to 82-77 overall and 31-47 on the road. The Cubs were paced offensively by Ian Happ as he finished 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Tony Kemp went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Nico Hoerner was 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI single. Jose Quintana took the loss as he surrendered seven runs (five earned) on 12 hits over five innings, striking out four and walking none. Alec Mills gets the start tonight for Chicago as he enters with a 1-0 record, 2.90 ERA and 1.13 WHIP plus 33 strikeouts over 31 innings pitched.
Cardinals lose second in a row
St. Louis fell 9-7 at Arizona Wednesday afternoon for a second consecutive loss in the series to drop to 90-69 overall and 41-40 on the road. Jose Martinez helped lead the Cardinals offense as he finished 3-for-5 with a double,a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs. Randy Arozarena was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs. Matt Wieters was 1-for-5 plus two RBIs. Junior Fernandez took the loss as he surrendered four earned runs on two hits with no strikeouts and one walk over one-third of an inning. Dakota Hudson draws the start tonight as he comes in with a 16-7 record, 3.45 ERA and 1.41 WHIP plus 126 strikeouts over 169 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 1-5 in their last six road games. Chicago is 2-5 in its last seven Friday games.
The Cardinals are 7-1 in their last eight Friday games. St. Louis is 6-2 in its last eight games overall.
Stick a fork in Chicago. The Cubs are toast. Manager Joe Maddon, who could be on his final days in Chicago, didn't use his regulars last night. He probably won't use many tonight. St. Louis has something to play for. This is a no brainer for me. Crazy things happen in baseball, but I can't see an argument for taking the Cubs tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS