Monday, March 27

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Game 2 odds, picks and predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (70-51) and Chicago Cubs (52-69) will tussle in a pair of games at Wrigley Field Tuesday. Game 2 of their day-night doubleheader is slated for 8:05 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Cardinals vs. Cubsodds with MLB picks and predictions.

( Stats and records don’t include the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader)

Season series: St. Louis leads 8-4

The Cardinals have won 8 consecutive games and are now 5 games up on the scuffling Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central standings. St. Louis took Monday’s series opener 1-0 on an Albert Pujols homer (career No. 693), but it owns a fine .944 OPS over the win streak.

The Cubs managed just 2 baserunners in being blanked Monday. But Chicago pitching continues to be exceptional, especially in its home yard. The Cubs own a 2.65 ERA, 1.05 WHIP in their last 13 games at Wrigley Field.

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Cardinals at Cubs projected starters

RHP Jake Woodford vs. RHP Adrian Sampson

Woodford (2-0, 2.66 ERA) is making his 1st start. He has a 1.18 WHIP, 3.0 BB/9 and 4.9 K/9 through 23 2/3 IP in 13 games.

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