The Cubs head to St. Louis for the first of a three games set with St. Louis. Travis Wood will start for the Cubs, while Shelby Miller starts for the Cardinals. Find MLB odds posted at Top Bet sportsbook.
St. Louis enters in first place in the NL Central 2.5 games up on Cincinnati. Shelby Miller enters the matchup today with a 7-3 record and a 1.91 record and a 0.98. Miller has won his last two decisions, pitching 13 innings giving up six hits and two earned runs. He has won a total of four out of his last five decisions, including two out of his last three road starts. In Miller’s last start against Arizona he surrendered six hits and two earned runs in six innings pitched while striking out nine. St. Louis has won six of their last ten and are 19-12 at home this season.
The Cubs are currently in fourth place 15 games back of the Cardinals. Wood enters 5-5 with a 2.65 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. He has lost three of his last four starts, however has only received one run total of support in his last two starts. In Wood’s last road appearance in Cincinnati, he surrendered seven hits and gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched while walking two. In his last two starts, he has given up a combined eight hits and three earned runs against current the Pirates and Reds. Chicago has won four of their last ten and are 13-18 on the road this year.
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