Cardinals vs. Cubs Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 9/29/18, Prediction & Odds

The Chicago Cubs maintained their one-game lead in the NL Central standings yesterday, while the St. Louis Cardinals saw their NL Wild Card chances drop to a remote 0.1 percent. Will Chicago score another victory today over St. Louis to keep its division lead?

Game Snapshot

951 St. Louis Cardinals at 952 Chicago Cubs

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Wrigley Field at 1:05PM ET

TV: FOX

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cubs are a -147 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cardinals are a +137 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Cubs double up Cards in opener

Daniel Murphy finished 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI from the leadoff spot in Friday afternoon's 8-4 home victory over the Cardinals. Albert Almora Jr. came in as a reserve and had a two-run single in his only at-bat. Anthony Rizzo finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Kris Bryant was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored. David Bote ended the contest 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks over eight innings of work.

Ozuna, Wong each have two hits

Marcell Ozuna finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in yesterday's defeat at Chicago. Kolten Wong went 2-for-2 with a double plus a walk. Adam Wainwright suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and a walk over five innings of work.

Miles Mikolas (17-4, 2.94 ERA) draws the start today for St. Louis, while Chicago counters with Cole Hamels (9-11, 3.87).

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The over is 9-1 in the last 10 Cardinals games overall. St. Louis is 2-6 in its last eight games following a loss.

Chicago

The over is 17-7 in the last 24 Cubs games on Saturdays. Chicago is 14-4 in its last 18 home games versus St. Louis.

Prediction:

Mikolas has been by far the Cardinals' most consistent starting pitcher, but the problem is the team backing him. Yesterday was a devastating loss and barring a miracle, St. Louis will see its season end after tomorrow's regular season finale. Hamels has been shaky of late, but he is a veteran and knows how to correct mistakes. Facing a struggling offense will also help. Take the Cubs here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -147

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