Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/2/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (76-55) vs Chicago Cubs (56-75)

Game Info: Friday, September 2, 2022 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jordan Montgomery (7-3) (3.28) vs Adrian Sampson (1-4) (3.97)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -250 / Chicago Cubs +190 --- 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 Friday night.

The Chicago Cubs are 56-75 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Chicago is coming off of a series loss against Toronto, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 543 runs with a .241 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .278 with 15 home runs and 63 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Adrian Sampson, who is 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 65.2 innings pitched this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 76-55 this season and have won four of their last five games. St. Louis is coming off of a series win against Cincinnati, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.81 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 644 runs with a .258 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this year. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .332 with 33 home runs and 105 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Jordan Montgomery, who is 7-3 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 145.1 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Chicago’s last 4 road games. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last 6 game one’s of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 4-0 in St. Louis’ last 4 home games. The under is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings in St. Louis.

St. Louis has been playing very good baseball and has opened up a pretty strong lead in the NL Central. Chicago is third in the NL Central, but is still 20 games behind the Cardinals. St. Louis is starting Jordan Montgomery, who has allowed six runs over his last 30.2 innings pitched. For the Cubs, Adrian Sampson has allowed six runs over his last 12.1 innings pitched. The Cardinals have the much better team and the better pitching in this matchup. I like St. Louis to win by at least two.

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David’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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