Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals 05/23/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals 05/23/2021 – NL Central Division play will come to an end as Chicago Cubs conclude their three-game series against Saint Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs are now at the second spot in the NL Central Division play and are one game ahead of the .500 mark. Saint Louis Cardinals will enter this game with a winning record while they remain at the top of the NL Central Division play. Both teams are a threat to their opponents in their division and the baseball betting odds have been in their favor for the past week.
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals 05/23/2021
The Chicago Cubs are holding a 23-22 record on the season and are one game ahead of the Brewers in the third. Chicago broke their two-game winning streak after their last defeat against the Cardinals with a 2-1 final score. The Cubs have Kris Bryant as their leader, batting with an average of .308. When it comes to home runs and RBIs, Chicago has Javier Baez as their leader with 10 and 29. Zach Davies will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Davies is holding a 2-2 record on the season with an ERA of 5.58.
Players to watch: A. Rizzo 1B (GP 44, AB 151, R 21, H 40, 2B 9, 3B 2, HR 5, RBI 18, TB 68, BB 26, SO 23, SB 3, AVG 0.265, OBP 0.377, SLG 0.45, OPS 0.827, WAR 1.4), K. Bryant 3B (GP 42, AB 150, R 32, H 46, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 10, RBI 28, TB 91, BB 22, SO 42, SB 2, AVG 0.307, OBP 0.403, SLG 0.607, OPS 1.01, WAR 2).
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals will enter this game with a 26-19 record on the season. Saint Louis Cardinals are seven games ahead of the .500 mark and are all set to continuing their success. From the plate, Nolan Arenado is the bright spot with a batting clip of .298. The third baseman has smashed 10 home runs, 51 hits, and 31 RBIs. Dylan Carlson is the leader with an on-base percentage of .382. The Cardinals are all set to turn in Adam Wainwright as their starting pitcher in this game. The righty is holding a 2-4 record on the season with an ERA of 4.63.
Players to watch: T. Edman 3B (GP 45, AB 187, R 22, H 52, 2B 8, 3B 2, HR 2, RBI 12, TB 70, BB 13, SO 19, SB 8, AVG 0.278, OBP 0.33, SLG 0.374, OPS 0.704, WAR 1.7), N. Arenado 3B (GP 45, AB 175, R 25, H 51, 2B 13, 3B 1, HR 10, RBI 31, TB 96, BB 14, SO 25, SB 0, AVG 0.291, OBP 0.347, SLG 0.549, OPS 0.896, WAR 1.9).
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Numbers
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
St. Louis Cardinals
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games.
Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Picks
The top online sportsbook has once again predicted the Cardinals to win this game and cover the spread. Saint Louis has Wainwright on the mound as their starter with a decent batting squad to support him.
Score Prediction: Cardinals 7, Cubs 4.