Betting Odds & Free MLB Expert Picks: Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Chicago Looks to Clinch NL Central against St. Louis

Betting Odds & Free MLB Expert Picks: Chicago Cubs vs St Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Cubs: 88-69 (42-37 V)
Cardinals: 82-75 (43-33 H)
When: 7:08 PM ET, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: ESPN, CSN Chicago, FSN Midwest

The Chicago Cubs will have to wait another night to see if they can clinch the NL Central and that day could be Wednesday as they get ready to resume hostilities in the third contest of their four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals with the showdown set be staged at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The Cubs needed to win their Tuesday night affair against the Cardinals or a loss by the Milwaukee Brewers but neither events occurred. They made it interesting though in their 8-7 loss on Tuesday by scoring four runs in the 8th inning and putting two men on base in the ninth but could not convert for the late comeback.

Cubs ace Jake Arrieta lasted only three innings with three runs allowed on six hits for his tenth loss on the season. The Cardinals snapped a six-game losing streak against the Cubs and won for just the second time in their last ten games against their division rivals. St. Louis is 2.5 games back of the Rockies for the second wild-card spot.

RH John Lackey (11-11, 4.67 ERA) will look to nab his second win in September as he takes the mound for the Cubs while RH Michael Wacha (12-8, 4.00 ERA) gets the call in the third game of series for the Cardinals.

Lackey will have revenge on his mind when he takes the mound on Wednesday. The 38-year old was ejected for arguing for what seemed a strike when he last pitched to the Cardinals back on September 15. Lackey had allowed two runs on three hits and a homerun in 4 2/3 innings in an 8-2 Chicago win. Thus far this season, Lackey is 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 3 starts against the Cardinals. In all, the Texan is 2-1 with a 2.64 ERA in 7-career starts against St. Louis.

Wacha didn’t factor in the decision in his last start in which he allowed two runs on three hits in five innings in a 4-3 St. Louis win back on Friday. The 26-year old struggled mightily against the Cubs this season compiling a 0-2 dossier along with a hefty 7.88 ERA in three starts. The Iowa City native is 4-6 with a 4.30 ERA in thirteen-career starts against the Cubs.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Cardinals favorites at 110-moneyline with the total sitting at 9.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Cardinals were favored by -1½ (+135)

Pitching Matchup:
Cubs: RH John Lackey (11-11, 4.67 ERA)
Cardinals: RH Michael Wacha (12-8, 4.00)

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
911 Chi Cubs - Lackey
-105
912 St. Louis - Wacha
-105
  Total
9

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The Cubs will give the ball to starter John Lackey in this one. Right hander Lackey is 11-11 this season with a 4.67 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Michael Wacha. The right hander has a 4.00 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds & Trends

Chi Cubs:
Chi Cubs is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Chi Cubs is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games

St. Louis:
St. Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at St. Louis Thursday, September 28

Free MLB Expert Picks: St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 4 at Bovada

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