MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 18, 2013

MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-2 as home favorites of minus-175 to minus-225 during the 2013 season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Tuesday as they continue their four-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals are minus-200 favorites in the pro baseball odds, courtesy of SBR Forum, while the total sits at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way. 

Chicago Cubs

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    The Chicago Cubs have dropped back-to-back games, including a 5-2 setback to the St. Louis Cardinals as plus-191 road underdogs on Monday.

    Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija is 2-8 with a 7.14 ERA in 22 games (eight starts) in his career during the month of June. 

St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals own a 2.5-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central standings, but they've alternated wins and losses over their last seven contests.

    Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is 3-2 with a 1.35 ERA in five home starts this season. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the St. Louis Cardinals as one of their MLB picks on Tuesday, as they've gone 7-1 in Adam Wainwright's last eight starts versus divisional foes.

    MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -200


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