Baseball

MLB Simulated Game of the Day: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs

The Teams

Head-to-Head

Probables

PROBABLES
Chicago Cubs Yu Darvish
Wins 6
Losses 1
ERA 1.47
Avg. FPPG (DK) 26.25
St. Louis Cardinals Jack Flaherty
Wins 2
Losses 0
ERA 1.93
Avg. FPPG (DK) 16.45

Key matchups:

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  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo is hitting .474 AVG/3 HR/6 RBI in 19 AB against Jack Flaherty. The rest of the Cubs are sub-.250 AVG.
  • St. Louis Cardinals batters have had decent success against Darvish in the past. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .421 AVG/1 HR/3 RBI in 19 AB. Tommy Edman is hitting .400 AVG in 10 AB. And Matt Carpenter is hitting .364 AVG with 2 RBI in 11 AB.

The Line (Spread | Moneyline | Total)

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Sim results (Per 1000 runs)

Chicago Cubs (4.3) defeats St. Louis Cardinals 3.6)

Verdict

Liking the Cubbies here but it will be interesting to see whether Cards hitters keep up their good track record against Darvish. A win isn’t a gimme for Chicago.

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