St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs Odds & Info
|Game||St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs|
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 21, 2021, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
STL -118 Total 8
In Wednesday night baseball on ESPN, the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will battle from Busch Stadium. The Cubs (47-48) have dropped 31 of their first 50 road games and are tied with St. Louis for third place in the NL Central Division standings. Last night, Chicago rallied for six runs in the ninth innings to score a stunning 7-6 road victory against St. Louis.
Thirty-one year old righty Kyle Hendricks (12-4 3.65 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs in this matchup. Chicago has won Hendricks’ last two starts and he has allowed three runs over his last 12 plus frames.
The St. Louis Cardinals are six games above .500 at home and are 8.5 games behind first place Milwaukee. On Tuesday, All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado hit his 18th home run and Jose Rondon added a pinch-hit solo shot. SP Johan Oveido allowed one run across five solid frames and did not factor in the decision for the Cardinals (47-48).
Thirty-nine year old righty Adam Wainwright (7-6 3.71 ERA) will take the ball for the Cardinals on Wednesday. Last time out, Wainwright gave up four runs in six innings during a 7-2 home loss versus San Francisco.
Recent Betting Trends
- Cubs are 21-48 in their last 69 games as a road underdog.
- Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
- Under is 14-5-1 in Cubs last 20 road games.
- Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 during game 3 of a series.
Free MLB Pick:
St. Louis SP Jack Flaherty (oblique) is expected to face hitters this week and hopes to return early next month. Through 95 games, Chicago ranks 19th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, St. Louis ranks 26th in OPS and 26th in runs scored. Take the Cardinals to win at home. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals 5-3.