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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs 7/19/2018, Free Pick, Prediction & Preview

St. Louis Cardinals (48-46) at Chicago Cubs (55-38) Free Pick & MLB Betting Prediction - Thursday, July 19, 2018

MLB Baseball Prediction, Picks and Odds
MLB Predictions & Odds

Thursday, July 19, 2018   7:05 PM EST
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a five-game series at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Tip off time is scheduled 7:05 PM Eastern Time. The Cardinals have won four of the the last six games versus the Cubs.



Oddsmakers
currently have Chicago Cubs as a -150 money line favorites, with the total at N/A.

The Cubs have won six of their last eight games and lead the National League Central division by 2 1/2-games. The Cardinals have dropped four of their last six games and are 71/2 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.

St. Louis has won five of eight meetings this season, but split two games at Wrigley Field.

Last Meeting: St. Louis Cardinals were a 5-0 winner against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on June 17, 2018.

Pitching Matchup:
St. Louis Cardinals RH Carlos Martinez (6-5, 3.08 ERA)

Martinez had won three straight starts. The right-hander is 4-4 in 25 career appearances (15 starts) against the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (6-8, 3.92 ERA)
Hendricks is 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 11 career starts against the Cardinals. The Cubs are 5-0 in Hendricks' last 5 starts versus the Cardinals

Trends:
St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
St. Louis is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs

Chicago Cubs
Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games at home
Chi Cubs is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Weather: Game-time temperature: 77° -- Cloudy: Winds: 6-12 mph. (Chicago, Illinois)

The struggling Cardinals are just 1-6 in the last 7 meetings against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Take the hot Chicago Cubs. Chicago is 12-3 in their last 15 games overall.

MLB Prediction: Chicago 4, St. Louis 2

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