The Chicago Cubs St. Louis Cardinals will meet on Saturday for game two of their series from Wrigley Field. All odds and trends can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cubs got out to an early lead over the Cardinals, but could not seal the deal in the end on Friday. They score 6 runs on 10 hits, but received a subpar effort from Travis Wood on the mound. This afternoon Jeff Samardzjia will look to lead the bounce back for the Cubs as he starts this important game. Samardzjia is pitching to a 4.25 ERA and 114 innings of work this season.
The Cardinals are still on the hunt for the wild card and did a lot to help their chances on Friday. They won the game 9-6 behind solid hitting from a host of their top players. They will send Joe Kelly to the mound who in just 45 innings of work is pitching to a 2.78 ERA.
Chicago is 8-2 in their lat 10 home games, 5-3 in their last eight games as a home underdog, and 5-1 in Samardzjia’s last six starts against the NL Central. St. Louis is 7-1 in their last eight games as a favorite, 10-4 in their last 14 game two of a series, and 1-4 in Kelly’s last five starts. St. Louis is 5-0 in the last five games in this series.
The Cardinals have dominated the series with the Cubs as of late, but we can see the Cubs squeaking out a win here so we will take them as the home underdog at best sports books.