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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Chicago Cubs are gearing up to visit the St. Louis Cardinals, as both teams engage in MLB action from Busch Stadium this Saturday night.  The Chicago Cubs are coming in with a 69-90 record after taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates last Thursday with a final score of 9-0.  In that three-game series, Chicago was able to sweep two to victory.  Currently, the Cubs rank fourth in the NL Central Division, trailing 26 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. 

 

As a team, Chicago is batting at an average of .236 with 1232 hits in total to go along with a .311 on-base percentage and a .408 slugging percentage for the season.  The Cubs are also able to belt out 207 home runs, but with only 693 runs scored.  

 

Meanwhile, the team allowed its opponents to bat at .255 on average and has managed to earn a 4.91 team ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Leading the team is center fielder Ian Happ, with a batting average of .225, hits of 103, and an on-base percentage of .319.  Third baseman Patrick Wisdom led in home runs with 28, while shortstop Javier Baez led the team in RBIs with 65.  Adrian Sampson will be pitching for Chicago with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 2.87.

 

  • The total went OVER in 12 of the Chicago Cubs’ 14 previous matches.
  • The Cubs are at 3-11 in 14 of their previous matches. 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 10/2/2021

 

Over to the side of the St. Louis Cardinals, the team is coming in with an improved 89-70 mark following a 4-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers in their previous outing.  Similar to the Cubs, St. Louis was able to bag two out of three games in this series.  The win moved the Cardinals in contention again for the Wild Card.  Furthermore, the team ranks second in the National League Central Division, trailing just six games behind Milwaukee. 

 

This season, St. Louis is hitting at .244 on average along with 1275 total hits, 691 runs, and 192 home runs.  The team also earned an on-base percentage of .313 and a .411 slugging percentage.  That being said, St. Louis managed a team ERA of 3.98 on the season.  On the other hand, their opponents are batting at an average of .233 to go along with a WHIP of 1.30.

 

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is batting at an average of .295 with 175 hits and an on-base percentage of .367 to lead St. Louis in each category.  The leader in home runs is third baseman Nolan Arenado with 34, and in RBIs with 105.  The Cardinals will be sending Jon Lester to the mound this Saturday night.  The southpaw is at 7-6 and boasts an ERA of 4.62.

 

  • The total went OVER in six of the St. Louis Cardinals’ nine previous matches.
  • The Cardinals are at 18-1 in 19 of their previous matches. 

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals.  The MLB pick is the St. Louis Cardinals at -192.  Chicago struggled on the diamond throughout this season, but that does not mean they do not have a chance to turn the tables around.  The bad news is, however, they will be facing St. Louis this Saturday, a team that packs a more skilled lineup of players.  Look for a good performance from Chicago, but the Cardinals’ hitting will outmatch the Cubs’ pitching.  Final Score Prediction, the St. Louis Cardinals win at 6-2.

 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM EDT

 

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

 

Date: October 2, 2021

 

TV: BSMW

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -192

 

MLB Total Odds: 8

 

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