Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals Game Two - 9/5/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Cubs (23-15) at St. Louis Cardinals (14-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
() () vs. Dakota Hudson (1-2) (2.77)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs face the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, September 5th at Wrigley Field for game two of a doubleheader.
The Cubs and Cardinals are set to participate in one of two doubleheaders in the MLB on Saturday. The Cubs and Cardinals have played each other six times already this season, and the Cubs have won four of those six. The Cubs and Cardinals played game one of their series on Friday, with the Cubs taking down the Cardinals by the final score of 4-1. Yu Darvish continued his stellar season with 7.0 fantastic innings. Jack Flaherty was hit early by the Cubs, and he was pulled in the third inning after allowing three earned runs. The Cubs are now 23-15 on the year, which has them in first place in the NL Central. The Cardinals are one game under .500 at 14-15, so they are 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the division standings. A doubleheader sweep for St. Louis would put the Cardinals above .500 and only 2.5 games behind the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs have not announced a probable starter for game two of the doubleheader as of yet. Chicago will most like start right-hander Adbert Alzolay in game one of the doubleheader, so it will be interesting to see what the Cubs do for game two. A bullpen game is certainly not out of the question, as it seems that every team in the league has used a bullpen game or two during this special season.
The St. Louis Cardinals are projected to bring right-hander Dakota Hudson to the mound to face the Cubs in game two. Hudson is 1-2 with a 2.77 through his first 26.0 innings of the season with the Cardinals. Hudson allowed one earned run through 7.0 innings in his last start against the Reds.
With some uncertainties with the pitching matchup and starting lineup, the line has not yet been released for this game yet. The Cardinals will be the official home team for this game, even though it will be played at Wrigley Field. I will take the Cardinals on the money line in this spot, as I have really liked the way Hudson has pitched as of late. His 1-2 record does not tell the whole story, as he is a really solid pitcher when he is on his game.