Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 6-24-22

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 6/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 6/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs (26-44) and the St. Louis Cardinals (40-32) will be slugging out in the series opener of the NL Central Division at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Friday at 8:15 PM ET.

 

The Cubs will try to get back in facing St. Louis in the first installment of a series after losing a series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3).

 

The Cubs managed to stop a two-game losing streak after winning game 3 against the Pirates but lost the final match at 7-8 on Thursday.

 

Chicago dropped to 4th place at 26-44 in the NL Central Division with a .371 team percentage and 13 games behind first place after accumulating 298 runs but giving up 377.

 

SS Nico Hoerner led the offense for the Cubs with two runs scored on three hits and two RBIs while Justin Steele finished 5.2 innings after conceding 7 hits and 5 earned runs but wrung up 8 Pittsburgh hitters in the loss.

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom led the offense for Chicago with 14 home runs, 36 runs batted in, and a batting average of .227 this year.

 

CF Ian Happ also led his team with an on-base percentage of .390 and slugging .480 while averaging .291 at the plate for the Cubs this season.

 

The Chicago Cubs will be assigning righty Kyle Hendricks (2-6, 5.43 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 49 Ks) to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start the opening round of a series against the Cardinals on Friday.

 

The right-handed thrower allowed 72 hits, 13 long balls, and 20 walks after pitching for 68.0 innings in his MLB career this season.  

 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 6/24/2022

 

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this match-up after splitting a series versus the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals won two of the first three installments of a series but gave up the final match at 4-6 on Thursday.

 

St. Louis tied with Milwaukee in 1st place at 30-32 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .556 after collecting 346 runs while wasting 284 for a run difference of +62 throughout the season.

 

In their recent loss, 1B Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals scored two runs on one hit with two walks and one RBI while Dakota Hudson lasted for 4.1 innings with 7 hits, 5 earned runs, and 3 free bases conceded but struck out 2 batters in the losing effort.

 

First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt topped all St. Louis sluggers with 17 dingers and a team-high 60 runs batted in while adding a convincing batting average of .339, an on-base percentage of .418, and slugging .623 over the course of the campaign.

 

Right-handed Pitcher Andre Pallante (2-2, 1.69 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 29 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Cardinals in the opening match of a series against the Cubs on Friday. The righty starter gave up 39 hits, 3 homers, and 18 BBs after pitching for 42.2 innings in the majors this year.         

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -165. The Cardinals, after a trading process to improve their roster, are the better team here facing the struggling team of the Cubs that also need to rebuild their line-up.

 

Chicago had difficulty in winning games on the road with a horrible 13-19 record while St. Louis won 21 of their last 34 home outings this season. Prediction, the St. Louis Cardinals will win 4-1.      

 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 6/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM ET

 

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO

 

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

 

TV: Apple TV+, Bally Sports Midwest   

     

MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -165  

                      

MLB Totals: 9

 

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