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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 St. Louis Cardinals will be batting balls against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:15 PM ET. St. Louis comes into this game 1 of a doubleheader after winning 2 of the three-game series versus the White Sox. Meanwhile, Chicago will be playing in this doubleheader after losing 3 of the four-game series against the Brewers. The Cardinals, with a 4-4 standing and a .500 team percentage, are in 2nd place in the NL Central Division and are in 6th place in the National League. The Cubs are in 2nd place in the National League, with a 13-6 standing and .684 in the series and are in 1st place in the NL Central Division.

On Sunday, St. Louis’ Relief Pitchers allowed four home runs in a row in that 7-2 road loss to the White Sox. Matt Carpenter added one run for the Cardinals. St. Louis will be sending the 32-year old left-handed Kwang-Hyun Kim to the mound for his debut start in his major league career. Kim is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA, and allowed two runs early this season for a save.

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

Chicago batters delivered just four hits with 16 strikeouts in their 6-5 loss to the Brewers. Kyle Schwarber scored only twice in that losing effort, giving the Cubs a 13-6 standing this season. Right-handed Kyle Hendricks (3-1 with a 3.08 ERA) will be climbing up the hill to start for Chicago. Hendricks performed well in playing at home, and he recorded 0.99 WHIP.

The Cardinals reported 14 key players who cannot play today, including 10 players infected with COVID 19. Starting Pitcher M. Mikolas (forearm), Relief Pitchers J. Brebbia (elbow) and J. Hicks (personal reasons), First Baseman R. Ravelo (undisclosed status) will not be playing against Chicago. The following are the players under quarantine due to COVID 19 infection: Catcher Y. Molina, Starting Pitcher C. Martinez, with Relief Pitchers A. Gomber, R. Helsley, J. Fernandez, and K. Whitley, Center Fielder L. Thomas, Right Fielder A. Dean, Shortstops P. DeJong and E. Sosa. The Cubs posted 5 key players injured in their roster. Starting Pitchers Tyler Chatwood (back) and Jose Quintana (thumb), Relief Pitchers Brad Wieck (hamstring) and James Norwood (shoulder), and Second Baseman Daniel Descalso (ankle) will be sitting on the bench today.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Chicago -150. The Cardinals are 4-8 SU in their last 12 outings, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 contests when playing on the road against Chicago. St. Louis is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the National League. The Cubs are 12-5 SU in their last 17 match-ups, and 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings when playing at home against the Cardinals. The totals went UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National League. The prediction, Chicago will win -150 at 5-3.

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

MLB Starting Time: 5:15 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Monday, August 17, 2020


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -150

MLB Totals: 8.5

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