St. Louis vs Chicago Cubs by GameChanger
My pick here is pretty straight forward, Cubs won World Series last year and they are pretty much same team from the last year. They have very good and powerful hitters, great pitching staff and above average bullpen. On the other side St.Louis looks like same team from last year and they don't have many weapons in their arsenal. Their hitters are unpredicteable but often below average and altought their OPS (on base percetange) is very high in last couple of years their run scored numbers are declining every year, I assume that balance problems in team are causing low run scoring numbers.
I find this game particluary interestenig because two best players in Cubs team (Rizzo and Bryant) together have just 1 hit in 16 at bats at the begining of the season and I think that they are just too good to continue with that form. Both Rizzo and Bryant are in top 5 hitters in MLB and it's time for them to explode because batting averages of 0.00 and 0.14 are just too low for these guys.
Only thing that Cardinals have going for them in this game is certanly their great defense, lead by best catcher in MLB - Yadier Molina, but I think that Cubs will dominate with their great attacking game and fairly better pitcher and bullpen.
My pick: Chicago Cubs win
|Chicago Cubs||Marathonbet||1.81||10||4-6 WON (+8.1 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.