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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 9/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The St. Louis Cardinals (83-69) will duel with the Chicago Cubs (67-85) in Game 1 of the NL Central doubleheader challenge at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 2:20 PM ET. St. Louis just finished a four-game battle versus the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals won the first three installments after scoring 17 runs while allowing 5 in that one. The St. Louis Cardinals completed a series sweep after an 8-5 victory over the Brew crew in the finale on Thursday. The Cardinals trailed a 0-5 lead after 4 innings but managed to get back and scored eight runs in the next five frames while stopping the offense of the Brewers resulting in the eventual three-run triumph. The St. Louis bullpen combined in giving away five earned runs on eight hits while awarding four walks but struck out seven Milwaukee hitters in picking up the victory. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt led the offense for the Cardinals with two runs scored on a triple while driving three RBIs in the winning effort.

 

St. Louis will be appointing southpaw J.A. Happ to take the starting role in the afternoon duel of a doubleheader face-off versus the Cubs on Friday. In his MLB career start, the thirty-eight-year-old left-handed thrower is 9-8 with a 6.02 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a total of 109 strikeouts in pitching for 142.0 innings in the majors this season. Lefty Happ also allowed a total of 97 runs on 166 hits in MLB this year. 

 

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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 Predictions 9/24/2021

 

On the Chicago side, the team just surrendered a short two-game duel against the Minnesota Twins in their recent meeting this week. The Cubs scored a total of 9 runs while allowing 14 to the Twins in that loss at 5-9 on Tuesday and 4-5 on Wednesday. Chicago tied the score at 2-2 in the 2nd inning but added only two runs in the final frame with seven hits while committing one error resulting in their one-run loss last time out. Starting Pitcher Kyle Hendricks went 5.2 innings of play with three earned runs on five hits and no walks allowed while striking out three Minnesota batters in the losing effort. Left Fielder Ian Happ scored two runs on one hit and drove one RBI for the Cubs in the loss.    

 

The Chicago baseball club will give the ball to rookie left-hander Justin Steele to take his post on the bump and start Game 1 of a doubleheader match against the Cardinals on Friday. The twenty-six-year-old southpaw thrower is 3-3 with a 4.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP while striking out 47 batters in pitching for 45.0 innings in the big league this year. Steele also gave up 39 hits and 23 runs in his MLB tour this season.        

 

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -155. The Cardinals are like a raging bull on a rampage after winning 12 successive games this season while the Cubs won only two outings in their last 10 overall. St. Louis marked an average margin of 3.8 runs in their last 10, soaring up against the ailing team of Chicago in Game 1 of a doubleheader duel on Friday. The prediction, St. Louis Cardinals will win at 10-3.

 

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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Game 1 9/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Friday, September 24, 2021

 

TV: ESPN

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -155   

 

MLB Totals: Over 7

 

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