Cardinals Host Cubs on FS1 Saturday

St. Louis Cardinals Baseball

Cardinals Look to Win Series Against Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at New Busch Stadium.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FS1, NBCS Chicago, FS Midwest (St. Louis)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Jose Quintana (9-6, 3.87 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Miles Mikolas (10-3, 2.82)

ODDS: Both teams at at -105 on the moneyline. The game’s total opened at 9 and has dropped to 8.5.

The St. Louis Cardinals have won only one series in July. They can change that with a victory Saturday. The Cardinals will try to notch a second straight win over the visiting Chicago Cubs when the National League Central rivals continue their three-game series.

The Cardinals claimed the series opener 5-2 on Friday to pull within eight games of the first-place Cubs. They haven’t won back-to-back games since July 4-5.

The Cubs have dropped only one series this month. Their offense has struggled of late, as they’ve scored two or fewer runs in four of their last five games.

Cardinals and Cubs Pitchers on Different Paths Lately

Quintana has won all three of his starts in July after going winless in five outings in June. The 29-year-old limited the Cardinals to two runs over seven innings to earn the win Sunday. He his third straight quality start and beating the Cardinals for the first time in three meetings this season.

Quintana is 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA in seven career starts against St. Louis.

Mikolas has gotten a quick hook from interim manager Mike Shildt in his last two starts. He has totaled nine innings after going at least six frames in 15 of his previous 18 outings.

The 29-year-old held the Cubs to two runs over five frames last time out. He didn’t get a decision after Chicago rallied against the bullpen. Mikolas beat the Cubs on May 4 in St. Louis, scattering seven hits over seven scoreless frames.

The Cubs will stick with a five-man rotation with the addition of LHP Cole Hamels. This means either RHP Tyler Chatwood or LHP Mike Montgomery will be sent to the bullpen.

After going 25 games without a home run, Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo has gone deep in consecutive contests. He is 9-for-14 in his last four games.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Chi Cubs 60-43 $169.00 18-7 42-36 54-32 6-11 48-52-3 0.97
St. Louis 52-51 -$666.00 14-14 38-37 36-31 16-20 47-51-5 0.14
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

J Quintana (9-6) ERA: 3.87

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 22, 2018 STL W 7-2 O 7 $75.00
Jul 10, 2018 SF W 2-0 U 6 $71.00
Jul 4, 2018 DET W 5-2 U 6 $46.00

M Mikolas (10-3) ERA: 2.82

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 22, 2018 CHC L 2-7 O 5 -$100.00
Jul 15, 2018 CIN W 6-4 O 4 $66.00
Jul 10, 2018 CHW W 14-2 O 6 $55.00

Bullpen

Chi Cubs’s relievers have pitched 10.1 innings in the last 3 games.
St. Louis’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Chicago Cubs – J Quintana

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 22, 2018 7-2 CHC 7 6 2 2 4 6 Win
Jun 17, 2018 5-0 STL 5 4 2 2 2 3 Loss
May 4, 2018 3-2 STL 4 5 3 0 4 4 Loss
Sep 17, 2017 4-3 CHC 5.2 6 3 3 1 8 No Decision
Jul 23, 2017 5-3 CHC 6 5 3 3 2 7 Win

St. Louis Cardinals – M Mikolas

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 22, 2018 7-2 CHC 5 6 2 2 2 6 No Decision
May 4, 2018 3-2 STL 7 7 0 0 0 4 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.05 4 4.33 16
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.98 5 4.24 14
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.47 17 4.08 9
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.08 23 3.67 3

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Jul 27, 2018 CHC 2 STL 5 -127 9 U Mike Montgomery (L) Luke Weaver (R) 8 12 0 3 8 7
Jul 22, 2018 STL 2 CHC 7 -133 7.5 O Miles Mikolas (R) Jose Quintana (L) 8 12 4 5 8 8
Jul 21, 2018 STL 6 CHC 3 -145 8.5 O John Gant (R) Mike Montgomery (L) 10 7 7 7 7 3
Jul 21, 2018 STL 2 CHC 7 -107 8.5 O Luke Weaver (R) Tyler Chatwood (R) 2 11 6 8 3 4
Jul 20, 2018 STL 18 CHC 5 -137 10.5 O Jack Flaherty (R) Jon Lester (L) 18 10 8 7 2 14
Jul 19, 2018 STL 6 CHC 9 -150 9.5 O Carlos Martinez (R) Kyle Hendricks (R) 15 13 1 2 6 5
Jun 17, 2018 CHC 0 STL 5 108 8.5 U Jose Quintana (L) Jack Flaherty (R) 4 10 3 4 9 6
Jun 16, 2018 CHC 6 STL 3 117 8.5 O Kyle Hendricks (R) Carlos Martinez (R) 10 9 8 4 8 7
Jun 15, 2018 CHC 13 STL 5 102 8.5 O Jon Lester (L) Michael Wacha (R) 14 9 5 3 7 5
May 6, 2018 CHC 3 STL 4 -101 8.5 U Jon Lester (L) Michael Wacha (R) 9 10 4 8 10 13

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Chicago Cubs

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 60-43 33-19 27-24 54-31 9-12 48-52-3 18-7 42-36
Last 10 5-5 5-4 0-1 4-4 2-1 6-4 1-1 4-4
vs Div 24-22 13-7 11-15 24-17 1-5 20-23-3 3-0 21-22
vs AL 8-4 7-3 1-1 7-2 1-2 7-5 2-0 6-4
vs NL 52-39 26-16 26-23 47-29 8-10 41-47-3 16-7 36-32

Cardinals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 52-51 25-24 27-27 36-30 19-21 47-51-5 14-14 38-37
Last 10 5-5 2-0 3-5 3-1 2-4 7-3 3-1 2-4
vs Div 30-23 13-7 17-16 21-10 11-13 26-24-3 9-6 21-17
vs AL 7-7 5-5 2-2 5-6 3-1 3-10-1 0-1 7-6
vs NL 45-44 20-19 25-25 31-24 16-20 44-41-4 14-13 31-31
Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Cubs

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 27, 2018 STL 2-5 L 117 9 Mike Montgomery 5 Luke Weaver A
Jul 26, 2018 ARI 7-6 W 102 9.5 T Chatwood 4.2 Zack Godley H
Jul 25, 2018 ARI 2-1 W -104 8.5 J Lester 6 Robbie Ray H
Jul 24, 2018 ARI 1-5 L -159 9 K Hendricks 5 C Buchholz H
Jul 23, 2018 ARI 1-7 L -110 8.5 Luke Farrell 3.1 P Corbin H

 Cardinals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 27, 2018 CHC 5-2 W -127 9 Luke Weaver 6 Mike Montgomery H
Jul 25, 2018 CIN 3-7 L -129 9 Jack Flaherty 5 Sal Romano A
Jul 24, 2018 CIN 4-2 W -130 10.5 Austin Gomber 6.1 H Bailey A
Jul 23, 2018 CIN 1-2 L 104 9.5 Daniel Poncedeleon 7 Luis Castillo A
Jul 22, 2018 CHC 2-7 L 123 7.5 M Mikolas 5 J Quintana A

Next up:
Chicago at St. Louis Sunday, July 29

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