2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
October 12, 2015
This pick was released to clients on October 12, 2015 at 12:57PM ET.
St. Louis at Chicago
Monday 10/12 06:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Chicago -209 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2.96) RESULT: WIN
Jake Arrieta is 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA and has had an historical season for the Cubs, including pitching a no-hitter. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA against St. Louis this season and pitched a shutout at Pittsburgh in his last start in the Wild Card game. The Cardinals have a paltry .185 batting average against Arrieta, and he has a 1.97 ERA at Wrigley Field this year. The Cubs are 22-6 their last 28 home games against righties, and 23-8 their last 31 home contests. Michael Wacha is just 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA against the Cubs in 2015. The right-hander has been pummeled to the tune of nine runs and 13 hits in 11 innings at Wrigley, and Cubs' batters have a .931 OPS against him. Wacha was only 2-3 with a 7.88 ERA in September. St. Louis is 0-4 its last four playoff road games. Take the Cubs in Game 3.
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