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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be running through bases against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 2:20 PM ET. St. Louis will be playing in game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader to even their standing in this five-game series. Meanwhile, Chicago is leading in this five-game series (2-1 win-loss), and the Cubs will try to stretch out their lead. The St. Louis Cardinals, with a 5-6 standing and .455 in the series, are in 3rd place behind the Brewers in the NL Central Division. The Cardinals are in 10th place behind Milwaukee in the American League. The Chicago Cubs are in 2nd place behind the Dodgers in the National League, with a 15-7 standing and a team percentage of .682. The Cubs are in 1st place in the NL Central Division.

St. Louis batted 2-for-9 with Runners In Scoring Position (RISP) and was struck out 12 times in their 6-3 loss to Chicago. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt scored a run and added three hits for the Cardinals. Twenty-four year old Jack Flaherty (1-0 with a 2.57 ERA) will be climbing up the mound to start for St. Louis. The right-handed Flaherty allowed two runs in 7 innings of play in that winning effort against the Pirates.

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/19/2020

Chicago has won nine of their last 14 contests at home and topped the NL Central Division. Starting Pitcher Yu Darvish (4-1) struck 8 batters out and allowed one run in six innings for the win. The Cubs appointed 28-year old Alec Mills (2-1 with a 2.84 ERA) as starter on Wednesday. The right-handed Mills has struck 14 batters out and marked 0.84 WHIP in 19 innings of play.

The Cardinals reported 6 key players who cannot play today. Starting Pitcher Carlos Martinez (no injury related reasons). Relief Pitchers Ryan Helsley and Kodi Whitley, Catcher Yadier Molina, Center Fielder Lane Thomas, and Left Fielder Austin Dean all have illnesses and will not play today. The Cubs posted 6 key players injured, including 4 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Jose Quintana (thumb) and Tyler Chatwood (back), Relief Pitchers Brad Wieck (hamstring) and James Norwood (shoulder), Second Baseman Daniel Descalso (ankle), and Right Fielder Steven Souza (hamstring) will not be seeing action in the field.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Chicago -150. The Cardinals are 5-1 SU in their last 6 contests when playing on the road against Chicago. The totals went UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 9 games. The Cubs are 14-6 SU in their last 20 outings, and the totals went OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 match-ups. The Chicago Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests at home. The prediction, pick the Cubs -150 to a predicted score of 4-2.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/19/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

TV: MARQ, FSMW

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -150

MLB Totals: 7

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