Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 5/8/23

Chicago Cubs (17-17) vs St. Louis Cardinals (11-24)

Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Marcus Stroman (2-2) (2.18) vs Miles Mikolas (1-1) (5.79)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -155 / St. Louis Cardinals +143 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field.

Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals sit with an 11-24 record overall but they are coming off a win on Sunday. The Cardinals offense scored 12 runs and that led to the victory. Paul Goldschmidt had a strong game finishing with four goals, four runs, and four RBIs. The Cardinals are averaging 4.45 runs On the mound for the Cardinals is Miles Mikolas who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 5.79. In his last start against the Angels he went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and three runs. 

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs sit with a 17-17 record overall but on Sunday they couldn’t secure a victory. The game went 14 innings and they ended up losing 5-4. Cody Bellinger finished with two hits, one run, and one RBI. The Cubs are averaging 4.94 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.58 runs per game. The pitching staff is ranked second in baseball in terms of runs per game. On the mound for the Cubs will be Marcus Stroman who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 2.18. 

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Cardinals vs Cubs Trends

Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Cubs are 4-1 in Stromans last 5 starts during game 1 of a series. Cubs are 0-6 in Stromans last 6 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Cardinals are 0-6 in their last 6 Monday games. Cubs are 0-4 in Stromans last 4 starts with 4 days of rest.

Shane’s Free Pick

Stroman has been strong this year, and he’s going to continue the success here. Stroman sits with an ERA of 2.18 and he’s going to lockdown a Cardinals offense that has had some major struggles here. Look for the Cubs to find success against Miles Mikolas and Chicago will secure the win. 

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