The MLB brings more action on Friday night as the Chicago Cubs will clash with the St Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri – in game one of their three-game series. The Cubs will give a start to the experienced Colombian pitcher Jose Quintana and on the other side, the Cardinals will give a start to the 29 years old pitcher Miles Mikolas
Chicago Cubs Form
The Cubs head into this game after an 11-2 home loss to the Colorado Rockies and taking the loss in that game was Darvish, who allowed five ERs on seven hits combined with three walks in 4.1 innings of work. In total, the Cubs are not at their best and had allowed a total of seven runs in their previous six games. Thir offence is struggling as their current average is just 2.00 runs per game over their last eight games after putting up 8.86 runs per game during the previous seven games. These stats just show the dramatic drop of form that the Cubs are experiencing at the moment.
On the overall offensive stats, the Cubs have been a very good in the early going as they come placed on the 6th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.86 runs per game, while also holding the 13th spot in hitting at .244 and 23rd in homers with 28. On the mound, they have good stats as they are placed on the 8th spot in the league in ERA at 3.48, while also ranking 16th in WHIP at 1.32 and 21st in K’s with 244.
St Louis Cardinals Form
The St Louis Cardinals are heading into this game after a hard-fought two-game win against the Chicago White Sox. The Cardinals managed to win both games by a score of 3-2. They are really hitting a good form as they have won 7 of their last 8 games at their home ground.
On the offensive side of their game, the Cardinals have been a bit below average on so far this season as they are placed on the 16th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.55 runs per game, and on the 25th spot in hitting at .235 and 10th in homers with 37. On the mound, they are the 4th best team in the league in ERA at 3.32 and also being placed on the 15th spot in WHIP at 1.31 and 20th in K’s with 245.
Chicago has a problem in scoring as of late, and this St Louis team is the 4th in the league in ERA. Their starter for this game Miles Mikolas has a good pitching so far with a 3.27 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP and he will be against the Cubs team that has a poor scoring stats with 2.00 runs per game over their last eight games. And although the Cubs have been the better team in this series in the past, I expect that the offensive firepower of the Cardinals will be dominant in this game. Go for the Cards to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs. St Louis Cardinals today on 5/4/2018 is: Take the St Louis Cardinals -110 (money line bet)
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