Early start on Wednesday for the Cubs Cardinals as this is the prototypical getaway game for many teams today. Middle of the workweek can not keep us down here at HRWager. Clinching the division is not in the cards for the Chicago Cubs on this road trip. Magic number is three for their last game on their trek. St. Louis will not see them clinch on their home field. What is more pivotal for our wagering purposes is that the Cards are just slightly out of the NL Wild Card as we speak. Which way is the path to profit for the 1:45PM game here at the HRW.
Cubs Cardinals : Quality Starters
Coming into the day here is the lay of the land when it comes to NL Wild Card Spots.
- Giants 77-67
- Mets 77-68
- Cardinals 76-68
Half a game in hand in which to catch the Mets. Cubs being the -130 ML range has been the norm for this one. Starters for this one are Lester for the Cubs and Martinez for St. Louis. Both have been very good as of late. Let us look at the momentum and the wild totals swing for this game.
Totals Up and Down
Opened at 7 1/2, went down to seven, and then is hammered up to eight is the oddest movement we have seen in a while that did not involve a pitching change. Here we have Lester who in his last three games has been invincible with a 0.77 WHIP and an ERA at 0.41. His innings might be causing a concern at 176 but he is established and had over 200 last year. Still with the slightest trouble, we can project him only going five or so innings. Martinez has done a wonderful job keeping his ERA down in his last three despite eight walks. He is at 171 IP and can see him tiring out here.
If you want to go Cubs then it is either full game runline or five inning money line. St. Louis is fighting for their lives but can not be taken in the five inning line. Our recommendation is ML five innings on the Chicago Cubs. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at HRWager.