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.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Chi Cubs60-43$169.0018-742-3654-326-1148-52-30.97
St. Louis52-51-$666.0014-1438-3736-3116-2047-51-50.14
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

J Quintana (9-6) ERA: 3.87

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 22, 2018STLW7-2O7$75.00
Jul 10, 2018SFW2-0U6$71.00
Jul 4, 2018DETW5-2U6$46.00

M Mikolas (10-3) ERA: 2.82

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 22, 2018CHCL2-7O5-$100.00
Jul 15, 2018CINW6-4O4$66.00
Jul 10, 2018CHWW14-2O6$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

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jul 22, 20187-2CHC762246Win
Jun 17, 20185-0STL542223Loss
May 4, 20183-2STL453044Loss
Sep 17, 20174-3CHC5.263318No Decision
Jul 23, 20175-3CHC653327Win

St. Louis Cardinals – M Mikolas

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jul 22, 20187-2CHC562226No Decision
May 4, 20183-2STL770004Win

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.0544.3316
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.9854.2414
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.47174.089
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.08233.673

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Jul 27, 2018CHC2STL5-1279UMike Montgomery (L)Luke Weaver (R)8120387
Jul 22, 2018STL2CHC7-1337.5OMiles Mikolas (R)Jose Quintana (L)8124588
Jul 21, 2018STL6CHC3-1458.5OJohn Gant (R)Mike Montgomery (L)1077773
Jul 21, 2018STL2CHC7-1078.5OLuke Weaver (R)Tyler Chatwood (R)2116834
Jul 20, 2018STL18CHC5-13710.5OJack Flaherty (R)Jon Lester (L)181087214
Jul 19, 2018STL6CHC9-1509.5OCarlos Martinez (R)Kyle Hendricks (R)15131265
Jun 17, 2018CHC0STL51088.5UJose Quintana (L)Jack Flaherty (R)4103496
Jun 16, 2018CHC6STL31178.5OKyle Hendricks (R)Carlos Martinez (R)1098487
Jun 15, 2018CHC13STL51028.5OJon Lester (L)Michael Wacha (R)1495375
May 6, 2018CHC3STL4-1018.5UJon Lester (L)Michael Wacha (R)910481013

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Chicago Cubs

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall60-4333-1927-2454-319-1248-52-318-742-36
Last 105-55-40-14-42-16-41-14-4
vs Div24-2213-711-1524-171-520-23-33-021-22
vs AL8-47-31-17-21-27-52-06-4
vs NL52-3926-1626-2347-298-1041-47-316-736-32

Cardinals

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall52-5125-2427-2736-3019-2147-51-514-1438-37
Last 105-52-03-53-12-47-33-12-4
vs Div30-2313-717-1621-1011-1326-24-39-621-17
vs AL7-75-52-25-63-13-10-10-17-6
vs NL45-4420-1925-2531-2416-2044-41-414-1331-31
Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Cubs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 27, 2018STL2-5L1179Mike Montgomery5Luke WeaverA
Jul 26, 2018ARI7-6W1029.5T Chatwood4.2Zack GodleyH
Jul 25, 2018ARI2-1W-1048.5J Lester6Robbie RayH
Jul 24, 2018ARI1-5L-1599K Hendricks5C BuchholzH
Jul 23, 2018ARI1-7L-1108.5Luke Farrell3.1P CorbinH

 Cardinals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 27, 2018CHC5-2W-1279Luke Weaver6Mike MontgomeryH
Jul 25, 2018CIN3-7L-1299Jack Flaherty5Sal RomanoA
Jul 24, 2018CIN4-2W-13010.5Austin Gomber6.1H BaileyA
Jul 23, 2018CIN1-2L1049.5Daniel Poncedeleon7Luis CastilloA
Jul 22, 2018CHC2-7L1237.5M Mikolas5J QuintanaA

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

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