Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals - 8/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (54-48) vs Chicago Cubs (41-60)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Adam Wainwright (7-8) (3.28) vs Keegan Thompson (8-4) (3.16)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -170 / Chicago Cubs +145 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of their series at Busch Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Chicago Cubs are 41-60 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against San Francisco, where they lost three out of the four games played in the series. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.36 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 428 runs with a .244 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with 19 home runs and 50 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Keegan Thompson, who is 8-4 with a 3.16 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 88.1 innings pitched this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-48 this season and have won three of their last four games. St. Louis is coming off of a series win against Washington, where they won two out of the three games played. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.85 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 471 runs with a .251 batting average and a .321 on base percentage this year. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .329 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Adam Wainwright, who is 7-8 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 123.1 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the NL Central and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The under is 6-1 in Chicago’s last 7 games. St. Louis is 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-8 in their last 9 games following an off day. The over is 4-1 in St. Louis’ last 5 home games. The under is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in St. Louis.

These two teams come into this series as the second and third best teams in the NL Central, but St. Louis is 12.5 games better than Chicago. The Cardinals trail the Brewers by three games in the NL Central race; making every game they play very important. St. Louis will turn to Adam Wainwright in this spot, who has allowed two runs or fewer in three of this last four starts. For the Cubs, Keegan Thompson has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his last four starts. Both of these pitchers have been solid over their last four outings and I am taking the under here.

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