Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 8-3-22

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 8/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 8/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs (41-60) will slug it out against the St. Louis Cardinals (54-48) in Game 2 of 3 of the NL Central Division at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 7:45 PM ET.

 

Chicago dropped to 4th place at 41-60 in the National League Central Division with a .406 team percentage and 15.5 games behind first place after gaining 428 runs but losing 498 for a -70 run difference for the season.

 

The Cubs struggled to get back on the winning track after losing three games in a row including their recent 0-6 shutout loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

 

Chicago made 7 hits but failed to land a single run in the loss. SP Keegan Thompson had difficulty controlling the ball after he gave up 10 hits, 5 earned runs, and 2 free bases while striking out just one St. Louis hitter in the losing effort.   

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom is the batting leader for the Cubs after hitting 19 long balls while driving a team-high 50 RBIs and averaging .224 at the plate this year.

 

SS Nico Hoerner contributed a team-leading batting average of .294 with an on-base percentage of .337 and slugging .416 in reinforcing the offense of Chicago. Left-hander Justin Steele (4-7, 3.86 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 87 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start the 2nd installment of a series versus the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

 

The southpaw thrower allowed 88 hits, 6 home runs, and 42 walks in pitching for 91.0 innings in his pro baseball career throughout the year.

 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/3/2022

 

The St. Louis Cardinals are in 2nd place at 55-48 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .534 and 2 contests behind first place after collecting 477 runs while conceding 404 for a run difference of +73 over the course of the campaign.

 

The Cardinals look for their 3rd straight victory after winning the final match of a series against the Nationals at 5-0 over the weekend including the series opener over the Cubs at 6-0 on Tuesday.

 

2B Tommy Edman powered the offense for St. Louis after completing two runs on one hit with a walk while starter Adam Wainwright controlled the ball in finishing 7.0 frames after yielding only 6 hits but fanned out 4 Chicago hitters in triumph.

 

First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt intensified the offense of the Cardinals with a team-leading batting average of .332, an on-base percentage of .412, and slugging .611 this year.

 

The first baseman also knocked 25 balls over the perimeter and completed 81 RBIs over the course of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals will counter with righty Miles Mikolas (8-8, 2.86 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 100 Ks) to take on the pitcher’s rubber to start game 2 of a series facing the Cubs on Wednesday evening.

 

The right-handed thrower pitched for 132.1 innings after allowing 105 hits, 14 homers, and 26 BBs in his major league career for the season.            

 

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -175. The Cubs struggled after losing three games in a row while the Cardinals look for their 3rd consecutive victory to win a series.

 

St. Louis will dominate this match-up at home with a 30-20 record while Chicago had difficulty in winning games away from home after losing 29 of their last 50 road outings. Prediction: The St. Louis Cardinals will win 6-3.  

 

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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 8/3/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM ET

 

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

 

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022                        

                                                       

TV: BSMW

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -175              

                

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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