St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs will take on the St Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of their series in the NL Central from Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 8:05 PM EDT.


The Cardinals are fresh off of a 2-run loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks in their last game. Arenado hit a 2-run single to power through the lead in the 7th inning and finished with 3 RBIs to bring the team to victory.


The series ended in a 3-0 sweep in favor of St. Louis.


Leading the Cardinals is 1B Paul Goldschmidt who is batting .341 with 31 homers, 100 RBIs, 145 hits, and an on-base percentage of .422 followed by 3B Nolan Arenado who is recording 25 homers and 78 RBIs.


For Monday’s opener,  Jordan Montgomery will take the mound for St. Louis. He is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.29 ERA, 114 Ks, and 26 BBs.


  • The Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against the Chi Cubs.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 6 games down the road.
  • The Cardinals are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games down the road against the Chi Cubs.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/22/2022


The Chicago Cubs are heading into this matchup fresh off of a run victory against the Milwaukee Brewers in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the  Cubs.


On the mound for Chicago was Justin Steele who has an ERA of 3.25, with 120 Ks and a 1.35 WHIP. Chicago is currently 3rd in the National League Central, 16 games behind the 1st place St. Louis Cardinals.


Shortstop Nico Hoerner is batting .296 to lead the Cubs while LF Ian Happ shares the lead with 118 hits along with 3B Patrick Wisdom with 22 homers and 58 RBIs.


Catcher Willson Contreras is also recording an on-base percentage at .359 for Chicago. For Game 1, Drew Smyly will head to the hill for the Cubs. He is 5-6 with an ERA of 3.67 ERA, 65 Ks, and 17 BBs.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Chi Cubs’ last 7 games against St. Louis.
  • The Chi Cubs are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.
  • The Chi Cubs are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games at home against St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals’ pitcher Jordan Montgomery has been exceptional over his 3 games with St. Louis so far, going 3-0 after allowing one run on 12 hits across 16 ? innings which resulted in 3 straight victories against the Yankees.


In addition, St. Louis’ offense has been greatly contributing as of late and it’s highly likely that the team will be set up well for the opener of this rivalry series. Prediction: The St. Louis Cardinals will pick up the win to a score of 4-3.


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St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs 8/22/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM (EDT)


Location:  Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL


Date: Monday, August 22, 2022 


TV:  Marquee Sports


MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -149


MLB Totals: 8.5


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