Chicago Cubs VS Saint Louis Cardinals

MLB Baseball 05:15 PM ET

Thursday

09/05/2020

MARQ, FSMW

Spread: St. Louis Cardinals +120

Over/Under: 8.5

Saint Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 9/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Saint Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 9/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Saint Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 9/5/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 5:15 P.M, ET. This will be the 2nd game in this 5 game National League series with the Cubs getting the 1st win. Chicago took Game 1 with a score of 4-1 and will try to continue their success in this 1st doubleheader game. The Cubs are 2nd in the National League with a 23-15 record and are 1st in the NL Central Division.

Chicago won 4 of their last 6 games while scoring 14 runs in their last 3. They are now sitting on a .605 win percentage. Wilson Contreras had a stellar game 1 with 3 hits, and 4 runs batted in including a solo homer in the 6th. Yu Darvish got the win after his great performance allowing only 1 earned run while pitching 7 innings. Ian Happ continues to lead the team this season with 38 hits, 22 RBIs, and 10 bombs with a batting average of .311. The Cubs are 23rd in the league when it comes to team batting average at .230, while their pitching staff is way better with a team earned run average of 4.42 which is in 14th place. Adbert Alzolay will start for the Cubs in game 2.

Saint Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 Predictions 9/5/2020

St. Louis got their 2nd straight loss in game 1 against the Cubs, while the squad has 3 wins in their last 5 games. The team managed to make 20 total runs in their last 3 games. The Cardinals were asleep in game 1 with only 2 hits made the whole game. Matt Carpenter put them on the boards with 1 hit and 1 solo home run in the 6th inning. Jack Flaherty got the loss after allowing 3 earned runs in 2.2 innings pitched. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 30 hits while batting at .337 average, while Brad Miller chips in 19 RBIs and 5 home runs this season. The Cardinals have the 4th best bullpen in the league with a 3.57 team ERA, while their pitching staff ranks 12th with a team BAA of .250. The Cardinals are now 9th in the league with a 14-15 record and are 2nd in the NL Central Division. Adam Wainwright will start for the Cardinals in game 2. He is currently 2-0 with a 2.56 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs. MLB’s pick for the 2nd game is the St. Louis Cardinals +120. Alzolay doesn’t look good on the mound this season, while veteran Adam Wainwright is having good performance for the Cardinals. This will be a good chance for the Cardinals to take the game in the underdog position. St. Louis is playing great every time they visit Wrigley Field, with a 6-2 record in their last 8 games in Chicago 6-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 5:15 P.M ET

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

TV:  MARQ, FSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +120

MLB Total: 8.5

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