The St. Louis Cardinals may have jumped out to a 1-0 series lead in the National League Divisional Series against the Chicago Cubs, but don’t expect the Cubbies to lay down in Game 2 which goes Saturday evening.
- Friday’s loss marked the end of Chicago’s nine game winning streak
- Chicago rookie Kris Bryant has one RBI since Sept. 30, going 3-for-30 since then.
- The Under is 10-1-1 in Jaime Garcia’s last 12 home starts.
The Cubs’ bats went silent in Game 1, mustering up only three hits in a 4-0 losing effort. St. Louis’s experience clearly showed, while the Cubs (who haven’t been in the dance since 2003) didn’t remotely resemble the team that won 97 games in the regular season.
Kyle Hendricks and Jaime Garcia are slated to get the nod for the Cubs and Cardinals, respectively. Garcia hasn’t made a postseason start since 2012 due to injuries and is 0-2 with a 4.23 ERA in six career playoff appearances. Hendricks Hendricks was dominant to end the 2015 campaign, giving up three hits and striking out 17 in 12 scoreless innings during his last two starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -150 at BetOnline for Saturday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.2 win for the Cubs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 101-62 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 98-66 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 6-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 2-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 17 ranking for hits at 8.53 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 28 in the same category at 8.22 per game.
Defensively, Chicago features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.69 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.89 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago didn’t plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Lackey in a losing cause, 4-0, against St. Louis on Friday.
- Chi Cubs is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
- St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to St. Louis, Monday, October 12th