July 27, 2018
There is one pick tonight.
Take Chicago Cubs (+103) on the ML against Los Angeles Dodgers risking 3% to win 3.09%
(Montgomery and Weaver must start for wager to have action)
This is a matchup that we believe favors the Cubs. Chicago owns the best record in the National League and owns a three-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers in the division.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals sit at the .500 mark after a 3-5 road trip coming out of the All-Star break. They're currently nine games behind the Cubs but only 4 1/2 back of the Atlanta Braves for the second wild card. Tonight, Luke Weaver will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis to face the Cubs for a second straight outing after giving up three runs in four-plus innings in a loss last weekend. Weaver hasn't had any success against the Cubs in his career, going 0-3 with a 10.89 ERA in five career starts against Chicago.
The Cubs will send Jordan Montgomery to the mound tonight and it's been Montgomery who has been one of the Cubs' most consistent starters since sliding into Yu Darvish's spot in the rotation in late May. He is 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 starts, and he held St. Louis to one run over six innings in a no-decision last time out. Montgomery is 1-1 with a 1.25 ERA in 10 games (one start) against the Cardinals in his career.
The Cardinals are also one of very few teams this season that holds a winning record over Chicago this season (7-6). There is no question that the Cubs realize this and will want to do everything possible to win this game and even up the seasonal series. They have had great success against Weaver and that should continue again tonight. There is quite a bit of value backing Chicago as underdogs in this contest.
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