Cardinals Cubs might be suffering from too little too late in terms of the NL Central. Great to see each and every one of you back here at HRWager. Cubs are on a nine game winning streak, have Lester on the mound, and are facing a pitcher who is really regressing in his last three starts. All of this and the overnight ML that opened at -168 has gotten cheaper. Why have the sharps and overnight betting get the line down to near -160 in this game where it seems the Cubs have every advantage on 8/11 for this 8PM start?
Cardinals Cubs : STL Starter Hitting a Wall?
Over 130 innings does Carlos Martinez have for St. Louis. His numbers for his last three starts are beginning to slide off the Earth.
- WHIP of 1.71
- Ten walks
- ERA of 6.35
- Only 12 strikeouts
He is getting himself into trouble and does not have the stuff to work his way out of these jams. We comprehend how people perceive this St. Louis franchise as one that can be better than on paper and over achieve every season. However, such optimism is misplaced even by the sharps on this specific occasion.
Nine in a Row
Momentum of both the team and Lester are good for this one. Lester is to the point of the season where innings pitched might have to be watched. His WHIP in last three is slightly elevated at 1.24 but he is not letting it damage him too much to the tune of a 3.18 ERA. 22 strikeouts in this span equates to his ability to wiggle free from potential large innings. Meanwhile, the Cubs have hit their stride after a summer where frankly they were bored. Even effort over the entire 162 games is not possible. They have rested and now are ready to build back up their form for the post season run.
Totals and runlines are off the board as of 8:20 am all over the offshore industry. Best bet to pound the situation right now is the Cubs ML action wager. Parlay it with another bet of yours today to defer some of the -160 chalk. Good fortune today and we will see you later ton today here at HRWager.