St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 6/15/24

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 6/15/24 MLB Latest Forecast, Picks and Predictions

St. Louis Cardinals (31-33) vs. Chicago Cubs (32-34)


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 6/15/24 – As the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, fans and bettors are gearing up for an exciting MLB showdown. With both teams hovering around the .500 mark mid-season, their meeting at Wrigley Field promises competitive action and significant implications for their standings. This game, slated for a 2:20 PM ET start and broadcasting on FS1, is a key matchup for those following premium expert selections.


The Cardinals have had an up and down season as evidenced by their 31-33 record. While their batting lineup has had difficulty staying consistent and posting an average team batting average of only .235, they still managed 61 homers for an outstanding slugging percentage of .372. Their pitching staff’s 4.08 combined ERA has kept many games close but needs additional offensive support in order to climb in standings.


The Chicago Cubs have had an improved record, at 32-34. Similar challenges and strengths exist within both clubs’ records – their batting average ranks just behind that of Cardinals with an batting average just .229. But more runs and home runs were hit. Furthermore, Cubs pitchers performed better collectively with an ERA of 3.95 while showing stronger control to achieve an excellent WHIP value (1.29).


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 6/15/24 Game Info


When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:20 PM ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Stream: MLB.TV


Andre Pallante (2-2, 4.88 ERA) vs. Shota Imanaga (6-1, 1.96 ERA)


Andre Pallante of the St. Louis Cardinals has experienced significant struggles on the mound this season, evidenced by his 4.88 ERA across 24 innings pitched and 1.58 WHIP; these numbers could pose risks against an aggressive Chicago Cubs lineup capable of capitalizing on such opportunities. His control has also been an issue; with 12 walks contributing to an elevated ERA; however he managed 17 strikes outs which show his effectiveness even under duress situations; ultimately though it will come down to him restricting walks and hits to minimize scoring chances against Chicago Cubs offense.


Shota Imanaga has been an invaluable component of the Cubs pitching rotation this season, boasting an outstanding 6-1 record with an outstanding 1.96 ERA over 69 innings–evidencing his ability to consistently deliver quality starts. Notable features of his performance this year have included only 11 walks allowed while striking out 72 batters; his low WHIP (1.00), coupled with 7 home run allowed (he has managed just 7 total), makes Imanaga an irreplaceable force against any opponent; suggesting Imanaga at his peak this season likely giving them an advantage against opposing pitchers this matchup.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


The betting odds for this game are still to be determined, reflecting uncertainties in both teams’ performance and market expectations. However, given the starting pitchers’ stats, the Cubs might be slight favorites at home.


St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends


The Cardinals enter this game with a record of 3-2 in their last five games with the spread, they have not however fared well on the road where they stand at 15-20. The total has gone OVER in two of their last five games; they aren’t very consistent when it comes to scoring and even defending.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends


The Cubs have a similar recent form when it comes to odds-too with the team being 3-2 in the last five games. At home is where ‘they’ have been better, sealing a 19-17 record against the spread this season. However, they have witnessed the total go OVER in just one of their previous five games, thus experiencing less of highly scoring matches.


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 6/15/24 Betting Picks


Based on the teams’ performance and the pitching matchup, it seems prudent to lean towards the Cubs, especially with Imanaga on the mound. His low ERA and strong season form suggest he could dominate the Cardinals’ hitters, who have struggled with consistency.


Bettors seeking insights may consider choosing the Cubs over Cardinals due to their home field advantage and superior pitching performance, particularly given Imanaga’s strikeout numbers as prop bets; total runs betting could also prove profitable given their superior offensive numbers; For those utilizing No-Cost MLB Analysis services such as MLB Line Movement Analysis watching this closely-contested matchup closely will help make informed decisions – hopefully with their combination of solid pitching power and sufficient offense, Cubs should come away victorious against Cardinals!


Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2. 


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