The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will meet on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 8:05 pm ET. The game takes place at Wrigley Field in Chicago and will only be available on local television or through a subscription to MLB.tv. Miles Mikolas is set to start with the Cardinals, while Luke Farrell gets the nod for the Cubs.
The Cardinals have been an extremely tough team, especially in the last few weeks. Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt are MVP candidates as they are both hitting over .300 with 26+ HRs and 82+ RBIs. Mikolas has been stellar this season as he is 10-9 with a 3.32 ERA.
While not surprising, the Cubs are in the midst of a rebuild. They have some strong hitters in their lineup, but the pitching is struggling. Nico Hoerner has turned heads since he played this season. He is hitting .285 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs. Farrell will make his first start of the season.
Cardinals vs. Cubs
pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Luke Farrell
first pitch: 8:05 p.m. Eastern Time
Cardinals local broadcast: Bally Midwest Sports
Cubs local broadcast: Marquee Sports Network
live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscription)
Odds, picks and predictions
running line: Cardinals -1.5 (-125)
run full: 0 8.5 (-115), 0 8.5 (-105)
money line fees: Cardinals (-210), Cubs (+180)
money line selection: Cardinals (-210)
With Luke Farrell making his first start of the season, I think the Cardinals win this game handily. St. Louis has won nine of its last 10 games. The Cardinals have won all three games when Mikolas has pitched against the Cubs this season.
Player Prop Selection: Paul Goldschmidt over 1.5 total bases (-105)
Goldschmidt is the favorite to win NL MVP and for good reason. In his career against Luke Farrell, he is 1-2 with a home run. I think we could see that again tonight, especially since it’s Farrell’s first big league game this season.
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