Cubs vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 7/29/23

St. Louis Cardinals (46-58) vs Chicago Cubs (51-51)

Game Info: Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Adam Wainwright (3-4) (7.31) vs Jameson Taillon (4-6) (5.64)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -106 / Chicago Cubs -104 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. 

Cubs turning into playoff contenders

The Cubs have turned around their season, and they need to continue to have success in this season. The Cubs are averaging 4.96 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.42 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th best in the league. On the mound for the Cubs will be Jameson Taillon who sits with a 4-6 record and an ERA of 5.75. In his last start against the Cardinals, he went 5.2 innings giving up seven hits and one run. He worked his way out of some jams. If Taillon is strong here, the Cubs are going to be in great shape to win, and make up another game. 

Adam Wainwright Has Lost A Step

Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright who sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 7.71. Over his last three appearances, he has gone 10 innings and given up 12 runs total. It might be time for Adam Wainwright to hang it up, and if he struggles again here, there is going to be more grumblings from the fan. The Cardinals are averaging 4.78 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.02 runs per game. The offense is ranked 11th while the pitching is ranked 25th. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This is going to be an easy victory for the Braves. Taillon looked really good in his last start giving up only one run. Wainwright has been awful this season, and the Cubs are going to have no issue running up the score again here. This is a start where Wainwright is going to give up five or six runs, and he’s also going to be chased early, which will put even more pressure on the Cardinals bullpen. Back the Cubs on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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