Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals Matchup Preview - August 2nd, 2022


Chicago's left fielder Patrick Wisdom looks to continue his strong season as he takes on Paul Goldschmidt and the Cardinals. This season Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with 19 home runs, 51 runs, 50 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases. Today he's projected to bat 6th in the lineup with a THE BAT X projection of .221 Avg, .307 wOBA and .21 HRs. On the Cardinals side, Paul Goldschmidt has shined this year (.329 Avg, 24 HRs, 69 Rs, 78 RBIs, & 5 SBs). He's projected to bat 2nd and THE BAT X projects his average performance today as a .320 wOBA, and .17 HRs.

Chicago Cubs Insights

  • Keegan Thompson has averaged 13.7 outs per outing this year, checking in at the 17th percentile.

  • Willson Contreras is an extreme groundball batter and squares off against the strong infield defense of St. Louis (#1-best on the slate today).

St. Louis Cardinals Insights

  • Adam Wainwright has gone to his curveball 6.5% less often this year (27.3%) than he did last year (33.8%).

  • Tommy Edman has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (82% of the time), but he is projected to hit 9th in the lineup today.

  • The St. Louis Cardinals bullpen projects as the 4th-best in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The St. Louis Cardinals have hit the Run Line in 20 of their last 34 games at home (+8.25 Units / 21% ROI)

  • The Chicago Cubs have hit the Game Total Under in 25 of their last 45 games (+7.65 Units / 15% ROI)

  • Michael Hermosillo has hit the Total Bases Under in 8 of his last 9 games (+7.30 Units / 61% ROI)