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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, August 17, 2020 8:15 P.M, ET. This will be game 2 of a double header by both National League teams. St. Louis is working double time with a series of double header games since they were absent for 2 weeks due to Covid 19 issues. The Cardinals are fresh off a series win against the White Sox winning 2 games to 1. The St. Louis Cardinals are now 6th in the National League with a 4-4 record, and are 2nd in the NL Central Division.

It’s been a rocky season for the Cardinals, with Covid 19 wreaking havoc, forcing their players to sit out the season. They are now on a .500 win percentage after playing just 8 games this season. The squad won 2 of their last 6 games, while getting 13 runs in their last 3. The Cardinals are currently led by Paul Goldschmidt with 10 hits, and 4 runs batted in at a .333 batting average. Matt Carpenter has a team high of 6 RBIs, while Tyler O’Neil has 3 bombs this season. The Cardinals are having an average offense with a team BAA at .239 which is 17th in the league, and are pitching well allowing only 3.47 runs per game which is 2nd.

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/17/2020

Chicago is having a strong season so far, apart from their recent loss to the Brewers. The team is average .241 in batting which is 15th in the league, and have a team ERA at 3.92 which is 8th. The squad is now on a 3 game losing skid after taking just game 1 in their series against the Brewers. The team is led by Ian Happ with his 18 hits, and 10 RBIs at .333 batting average, while Anthony Rizzo is the leader in the home run department with 5 for the season. The Cubs are 2nd place in the National League, with a record of 13-6, and are 1st in the NL Central Division. Tyler Chatwood will start for the Cubs in game 2. Chatwood is 2-1 this season with a 5.40 ERA in 15.1 innings.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs. MLB’s pick for the 2nd game of the day will go to the Chicago Cubs -115. It’s difficult to know who will win in the 2nd game of a double header, but if you think about what has transpired lately Chicago is in a better spot. St. Louis does not have a 100% roster heading into this series, while Chicago is one of the best teams currently. No announcement on the pitcher of St. Louis yet, but Chicago won’t have a problem seeing as they already scored 96 runs this season. Chicago is also playing well in their home field, with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games in Wrigley Field and will take this game to a score 6-3.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -115

MLB Total: 7.5

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