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

Chicago Cubs (52-67) vs St. Louis Cardinals (68-51)

Game Info: Monday, August 22, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Drew Smyly (5-6) (3.67) vs Jordan Montgomery (6-3) (3.29)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +139 / St. Louis Cardinals -151 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs will host the St Louis Cardinals in the first game of their series in the National League Central from Wrigley Field on Monday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 0% chance of rain and 4.9 miles per hour winds.  

The Chicago Cubs are coming off of a  run win against the Milwaukee Brewers in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Chicago Cubs.  

Justin Steele got the start for the Chicago Cubs. He has a 3.25 ERA, with 120 strikes and a 1.35 whip. He allowed two hits and walked one in the loss. 

Chicago Cubs left-hander, Drew Smyly will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.67 ERA with 65 strikes and a 1.25 whip. 

The St Louis Cardinals are coming off of a 2 run loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks in their last game. Arenado hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and finished with three RBI to help the Cardinals win here. The series ended in a 3-0 sweep in favor of the St Louis Cardinals. 

Jose Quintana got the start for the St Louis Cardinals. He has a 3.45 ERA, with 105 strikes and a 1.30 whip. He allowed four runs — two earned — on seven hits and walked three in 2 2/3 innings in the win. 

St Louis Cardinals left-hander, Jordan Montogomery will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.29 ERA with 114 strikes and a 1.07 whip.

The Cardinals are 20-6 in their last 26 games on grass and are 21-7 in their last 28 overall. The Cardinals are also 18-6 in their last 24 road games vs. a left-handed starter and are 33-13 in their last 46 road games vs. a team with a losing record. The Cubs are 15-37 in their last 52 home games vs. a team with a winning record and are 2-6 in their last 8 Monday games. The Cubs are also 21-48 in their last 69 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. The Cardinals should carry the momentum from the sweep into this next one.

Clayton’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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