AAA'S *10* GAME OF THE WEEK (MLB) >> RED HOT 19-8 RUN! BACK 2 BACK SWEEPS!
Chi Cubs vs. St. Louis,
08/01/2019 19:15 EDT,
Score: 0 - 8
Money Line: -111 St. Louis
This is a 10* play on ST. LOUIS
The Cubs' 2-0 win last night snapped a 10-game win streak by the home team in this NL Central rivalry. While 6-0 against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field this season, they're still just 1-4 against them at Busch Stadium. You can expect things to revert back to the trend favoring the home team tonight as the Cards go with Jack Flaherty, who always tends to pitch much better when at home. He's got a 0.91 WHIP in 11 home starts, compared to 1.57 on the road. For those who may not follow WHIP, that's a substantial difference. Also, Flaherty has been really sharp of late, even with no wins to show for it. His last four starts, two coming at home and two on the road, have seen him allow only four runs and 14 hits. While he's not factored into any of the decisions, the Cardinals have won Flaherty's last two starts. He'll be opposed by Jon Lester, admittedly a reliable option for the Cubs. In his last start, Lester shut the Brewers out for seven innings. But the road remains a concern for Lester and the Cubs. Not just because of their previous struggles here in St. Louis. But the team's overall record away from home this year is only 21-32 and that includes 3-6 in Lester starts. Look for Flaherty to get that elusive win! Play on ST. LOUIS