Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 9-4-22

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 9/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 9/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Chicago Cubs (56-77) will take on division rival St. Louis Cardinals (78-55) in Game 3 of 3 of the NL Central Division competition at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at 2:15 PM ET.


Chicago dropped to 3rd place at 56-77 in the National League Central Division with a .421 team percentage and 22 outings behind first place after gaining 547 runs but losing 646 for a -99 run difference this year.


The Cubs will try to prevent a series sweep in coming to this match-up after losing the first two installments to the Cardinals at 0-8 on Friday and 4-8 on Saturday.


Left Fielder Ian Happ scored two runs on two hits in leading the offense for Chicago while Drew Smyly struggled on the mound after conceding 5 hits, 7 earned runs, and 3 BBs but wrung up 3 St. Louis hitters in the loss.    


Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom is the top batter for the Cubs with his 22 dingers record while adding 58 RBIs and a batting average of .217.


Left Fielder Ian Happ contributed a team-high 63 RBIs with 15 homers and .276 BA while Shortstop Nico Hoerner marked a team-leading batting average of .285, an OBP of .333, and a slugging percentage of .403 for Chicago.


Righty Marcus Stroman (3-6, 3.98 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 85 Ks) will be starting for the Cubs in the end-game of a series facing the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.


Stroman finished 101.2 innings of work for the season with 94 hits, 29 free bases, and 12 homers in his pro baseball career.


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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 9/4/2022


The St. Louis Cardinals took the lead at 78-55 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .586 after acquiring a total of 660 runs while allowing just 524 for a run difference of +136 over the course of the campaign.


The Cardinals beat the Cubs at 8-0 & 8-4 in the first two rounds of a series and go for a sweep on Sunday. In their recent win, First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt powered the offense for St. Louis with a two-run score on a double, a walk, and two RBIs in the winning effort.


SP Adam Wainwright had difficulty in controlling the ball after he gave up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 free bases but struck out 2 Chicago batters in the victory.


First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt hurdled all records in leading the Cardinals with a team-high 33 home runs and 105 runs batted in while averaging .330 at the plate with a team-leading on-base percentage of .417 and slugging .613 throughout the year.


The St. Louis ball club will counter with Starting Pitcher Miles Mikolas (10-10, 3.48 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 124 Ks) to take control of the mound in the series finale against the Chi Cubs on Saturday.


The right-handed thrower has given away a total of 145 hits, 30 bases on balls, and 21 home runs in his 168.1 innings of work in MLB throughout the campaign.    


Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -189. The Cardinals are victorious over the Cubs in each of their last meetings at Busch Stadium and St. Louis won seven of their last nine overall facing Chicago.


The Cardinals played well at home with a 44-22 record while the Cubs lost 39 of their last 67 contests away from home this season. The prediction: St. Louis Cardinals will win 6-2.


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Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals 9/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:15 PM ET


Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO


Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022               




MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -189          


MLB Totals: 7.0


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