Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

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

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (0-2) (4.76) vs Jack Flaherty (2-4) (6.29)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -111 / St. Louis Cardinals -111 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals for game two of their divisional series this Tuesday from Wrigley Field. St. Louis controlled the second half of game one to win by two, 3-1.

Cardinals Betting Preview

St. Louis moved to 12-24 after defeating Chicago. The Cardinals picked up their second consecutive win, and they’ll look to pick up a third straight victory for the first time this season. The St. Louis' offense is scoring 3.46 runs per game, while batting .262, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.45 ERA, with a 1.45 WHIP. Paul Goldschmidt went off for three homers in the series finale with Detroit on Sunday,  and he leads the Cards in batting average (.312) and hits (43). Nolan Gorman leads the team in RBI (23), despite producing just one over the past ten games. 

Jack Flaherty (2-4, 6.29 ERA, 13 Ks) will start for St. Louis. The seventh-year pitcher is coming off of one of the worse outings of his career, giving up ten runs in just 2.1 innings against the Angels last week. Flaherty has only managed to pitch one quality start this season, and he may struggle at Wrigley with a talented Cubs lineup. 

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Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago comes in at 17-18 after losing to St. Louis. The Cubs have dropped back-to-back games, and they’ll look to avoid a second three-game skid already this month. The Chicago offense is scoring 5.75 runs per game, while batting .272, with a .345 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.36 ERA, with a 1.19 WHIP. Nico Hoerner has a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he now leads the Cubs in hitting (.303). Ian Happ is right behind him at .301 after hits in five of his last six games. Cody Bellinger has doubled in three of the last four games, and he’s just as close at .298 BA. Patrick Wisdom leads the team in homers (11) and RBI (21).

Jameson Taillon (0-2, 5.29 ERA, 15 Ks) will get the ball for Chicago. The seventh-year pitcher returned from the DL with a light performance in DC versus the Nationals, striking out four over three innings. Taillon will look to rev things up against a struggling Cards lineup, and avenge dropping his first two starts at Wrigley last month. 

St. Louis vs Chicago Trends 

St. Louis is 13-23 against the spread this season, with a 15-20-1 O/U record. Chicago is 19-16 ATS this year, with a 18-16-1 over/under record. 

Corey's Free Pick

St. Louis struck first in game one, and things may sway Chicago’s way this time around. Jack Flaherty’s form makes him a target here versus a hit-happy Cubs lineup that should have little trouble giving him issues at Wrigley this Tuesday. The Cards are struggling at the plate, and after taking the loss yesterday, Chicago should come out ready to go this time around. Back the Cubbies at home in game two.

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