St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs - 8/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (52-68) vs St. Louis Cardinals (69-51)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 2:20 pm / 8:05 PM (Wrigley Field)

Adrian Sampson (1-3) (3.51) vs Adam Wainwright (9-8) (3.11)

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The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday in an MLB doubleheader at Wrigley Field. This is a preview of both of the games. On Monday it was the Cardinals that secured the 1-0 victory. 

The Cubs come into this game with a 52-69 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games, the Cubs have scored only two runs total, and they need to get the offense going in this game. The Cubs are averaging 4.16 runs per game which is 22nd in the league. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 70-51 record overall and they have won eight games in a row. After a slow start to the season, the Cardinals are a team that could win the World Series this year. Paul Goldschmidt is having a big season hitting 31 home runs and driving in 100 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Cardinals in Game 1 is Adam Wainwright and he sits with a 9-8 record and an ERA of 3.11. Over his last two starts, he has gone 16 innings and given up only one run.

On the mound for the Cubs in Game 1 will be Javier Assad and he is getting promoted from the minor leagues just for this start. 

On the mound for the Cardinals in Game 2 is Jake Woodford and he sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.66. He has mostly been used as a reliever and he hasn’t given up a run in each of his last four appearances. 

On the mound for the Cubs is Adrian Sampson who sits with a 1-3 record and an ERA of 3.51. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles, he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

The Cardinals only won by a run on Monday, but they are going to win by a lot more in Game 1 of this series. Adam Wainwright has been dominant his last two starts, and the Cubs are going to be a shutout again in this game. Back the Cardinals -1.5 to cash. 

In Game 2, I think the Cubs can find success. Sampson has a low ERA, and in his last start he gave up zero runs. The Cardinals bats are going to struggle to score in this game, and that is going to be the difference as the Cubs get the job done. Back the Cubs in Game 2. 

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Shane’s Pick Game 1: Cardinals -1.5 / Game 2: Cubs ML

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