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St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs - June 14, 2024

June 14, 2024, 8:38am EDT

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St. Louis Cardinals

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-205

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Chicago Cubs

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-117

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-120

As a retired coach with a keen eye for game strategy, I can’t help but get excited when two historic rivals like the Cubs and Cardinals clash on the diamond. The anticipation is palpable, and the stakes are high as both teams look to assert their dominance in this divisional matchup.

When I look at the pitching matchup for tonight’s game, it’s clear that both teams have reliable arms on the mound. The Cubs will be sending out Jordan Wicks, who may have a 1-2 win-loss record but boasts a solid 4.0 ERA and an impressive strikeout rate of 8.8 per game. On the other side, the Cardinals will counter with Kyle Gibson, who brings a 4-2 record to the table along with a slightly higher ERA of 4.1 and a strikeouts-per-game rate of 8.3.

In terms of batting, both teams have been putting up decent numbers this season. The Cubs are averaging 4.3 runs, 7.6 hits, and 4 RBIs per game with a team batting average of .225 and an OBP slugging percentage of 67%. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are not far behind with an average of 3.9 runs, 7.8 hits, and 3.6 RBIs per game along with a .229 batting average and an OBP slugging percentage of nearly 66%.

Given these stats and my experience in coaching, I predict that tonight’s game will be a close one but ultimately end in favor of the Chicago Cubs over their archrivals from St. Louis. While both teams have strong pitching rotations and comparable offensive production, I believe that Wicks’ ability to miss bats will give the Cubs the edge they need to come out on top.

Furthermore, based on the projected Over/Under being set at under for this game by experts, I anticipate that runs might be hard to come by tonight as both pitchers settle into their groove early on.

In conclusion, expect a tight showdown between these two perennial contenders as they battle it out for supremacy in this divisional clash. With strong pitching performances expected from both sides and solid offensive output from key players, all signs point to an exciting night at the ballpark with the Chicago Cubs emerging victorious in this hard-fought contest against their bitter rivals from St. Louis.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
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Wager TypeChicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Team DataChicago CubsSt. Louis Cardinals
Runs4.303.86
Hits7.627.80
Runs Batted In4.023.59
Batting Average0.2250.229
On-Base Slugging66.97%66.29%
Walks3.503.20
Strikeouts8.858.27
Earned Run Average4.054.12