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Cubs vs. Cardinals Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/22)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Monday August 22nd, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Cardinals vs. Cubs

The Cardinals take on the Cubs on Monday August 22nd at Wrigley Field, Chicago. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: St. Louis Cardinals (69-51) vs. Chicago Cubs (52-68)
  • Date: Monday August 22nd, 2022
  • Time: 8:05 ET
  • Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago

 

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St. Louis Cardinals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 69-51, the St. Louis Cardinals travel to take on the Chicago Cubs, ranked 1st in the NL Central division. The Cardinals will need a win in today's game to move their record on the road (29-30) back to the .500 mark. The team will look to tack on another victory as they defeated Arizona by a score of 6-4. For the year, St. Louis has played a total of 37 series, going 19-10-8.

The Cardinals will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound with an overall record of 3-3. Currently, Montgomery's ERA is 3.69. To date, he has a batting average allowed of .236. Per 9 innings, Montgomery is giving up an average of 1.18 home runs. Jordan Montgomery takes the mound with a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.22. This has come while striking out 21.0% of the batters he's faced.

St. Louis enters play averaging 4.88 runs per game, placing them 3rd in the MLB. Over their last 3 games, the team has an average run differential of 15. The Cardinals have been able to drive in runs at an above average rate as their team batting average of .258, ranks 6th in the league. Per game, the team is averaging 8.78 hits. St. Louis has also been strong in the power department, averaging 1.20 home runs per game, which ranks 9th. Throughout the season, St. Louis's batters have been excellent at getting on base, posting the 3rd best OBP of .329, while the team's wOBA is one of the best in the league at .329.

 

Chicago Cubs - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Chicago Cubs come into this road contest vs St. Louis with a below .500 record (52-68). In the NL Central division standings, the team ranks 3rd. Heading into play, the Cubs have won less than half of their 61 home games, sitting at 26-35. Chicago is hoping to get back on track after dropping their last game to the Brewers by a score of 5-2. Currently, the team has a below .500 record in their 39 series, coming in at 17-17-5.

Cubs starter Drew Smyly comes into the game with a record of just 5-6 on an ERA 3.67. So far, Smyly has put together a WHIP of 1.25. This year he has a SLG% allowed .442, including giving up 11 home runs. Heading into the game, Smyly has struck 20.0% of the batters he's faced while walking batters at a rate of 5.0%, placing him near the MLB average.

On offense, Chicago comes into the game averaging 4.19 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. In the team's 61 games at home, their run differential is 15. Together, the Cubs offense has the 14th ranked batting average, at .243. This includes batting .225 over their last 3 games. The team's lineup is hitting home runs at a rate of 1.05 per game, good for 15th in the league. Chicago's current slugging percentage of .396 ranks near the league average, while they are ranked 12th with an OBP of .316. The team is generating walks at a rate of 8.4%.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Cardinals vs. Cubs

Heading into today's matchup between St. Louis and Chicago, the Cardinals are the heavy favorite at -174 on the moneyline. St. Louis's implied win probability sits at 63.5%. The MLB predictive model shows St. Louis having enough of an advantage to take them to cover the runline (-1.5).

Recommended Betting Pick: Cardinals Runline



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