Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction

August 2, 2022

12:45 PM ET Aug 2
Cubs vs. Cardinals
Cardinals to win

The Chicago Cubs will begin a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals this Tuesday. The team lost to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, and it was the third time in four games that they were defeated by the Giants.

The Cubs are in third place in the National League Central with a 41-60. They are 15½ games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. Several team players are on the disabled list, including pitchers Michael Hermosillo, Jason Hammel, and Nick Madrigal.

The Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday, winning two of three games in the country's capital over the weekend. Paul DeJong hit his second home run in a row, while teammate Corey Dickerson also went yard. St Louis is currently in second place in the NL Central with a 54-48.

The Cardinals have five pitchers on their injury report: Harrison Bader, Tyler O'Neill, Juan Yepez, and Yadier Molina. The first pitch of the game is at 7:45 PM ET at the Busch Stadium.

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Why bet on St. Louis Cardinals?

✅ Cardinals are 2nd in National League Central with a 54 - 48 record.
✅ Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 24 home runs while batting at .329
✅ Cardinals have a Moneyline coverage of 54-48 and a record of 6-4 in the last 10 games.

Teams: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals 
When: Tuesday, August 2, at 7:45 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals to win Moneyline @ -170

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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs 

The Chicago Cubs are 25th in team ERA (4.36) and 25th in the league in terms of runs allowed (1.33). Their starting pitching has 23 quality starts and enables opposing batters to average .250 at the plate. Justin Steele leads the team with 87 strikeouts and will get the ball for the Cubs on Tuesday. Right-hander Keegan Thompson is 8-4 with an ERA of 3.16 and has 82 strikeouts.

Despite being able to hold its own at the plate, the Chicago Cubs are not producing much offense. They are 19th in the league in runs scored with 428, 15th in on-base percentage, and have the 15th-best batting average at .318. Patrick Wisdom leads the team in home runs with 19, Willson Contreras is second with 14, and Ian Happ is third with 46 RBIs. Regardless of how many games they have played this season, none of the players on the team have a batting average of over .300.

St. Louis Cardinals 

The St. Louis Cardinals are in the top 10 in several major categories. They have a batting average of .251, a .321 on-base percentage, and a .407 on-base percentage. They also have the seventh-best slugging percentage and the eighth-best offensive rating. Paul Goldschmidt is the Cardinals' leader with 24 home runs and 78 RBIs.

Second-place hitter Nick Arenado is also having a good season with 60 and 19 RBIs. The Cardinals have also hit 173 doubles and 15 triples in over a hundred games.

The Cardinals' pitching staff is currently on a good run, as they are now holding opponents to an average of .244. They have 36 Quality starts and are allowing just over three runs per game. One of the reasons why the Cardinals' starting rotation is performing well is due to the contributions of Miles Mikolas, who is leading the team with 8 victories and has also led the team with over 100 strikeouts. Adam Wainwright will take the mound for St Louis on Tuesday.

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