St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs - 8/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (53-70) vs St. Louis Cardinals (71-52)

Game Info: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Marcus Stroman (3-5) (3.83) vs Dakota Hudson (6-6) (4.33)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs +110 / St. Louis Cardinals -147 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs face off on Thursday in a MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. The two teams split the first four games of this series. On Wednesday, the Cubs offense was the difference in the victory. 

The Cardinals come into this game with a 71-53 record overall, but their pitching has been pretty inconsistent this season. Overall this season the Cardinals pitching has been strong and they are giving up only 3.92 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt has beeh te start of the offense hitting 31 home runs and driving in 100 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who sit with a 54-70 record overall but in the last St. Louis Cardinals the offense was strong scoring seven runs and that led to the six-run victory. The Cubs pitching overall has been an issue and they are giving up 4.74 runs per game which is 24th in the league. Ian Happ is having a strong season for the Cubs hitting 13 home runs and driving in 56 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Cardinals will be Dakota Hudson who sits with a 6-6 record and an ERA of 4.33.In his last start he went 4.1 innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

On the mound for the Cubs will be Marcus Stroman who sits with a 3-5 record and an ERA of 3.83. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went 7.2 innings giving up two this and two runs. 

The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last seven road games. The over is 5-0 in Stroman’s last starts with four days of rest. The over is 6-1 in Hudson’s last seven starts against a team with a losing record. 

The trends point towards the over, and there will be no shortage of scoring in this game. Stroman’s trend points towards the over on four days rest. Hudson sits with an ERA of 4.33 and the Cubs are going to continue the success in this game. This game is going to be high scoring and the over will cash. 

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