Cubs vs. Cardinals odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Sunday, June 5 best bets from proven model

An NL Central showdown featuring the St. Louis Cardinals (31-23) and the Chicago Cubs (23-31) will take place on Sunday Night Baseball. These teams played a doubleheader on Saturday, with each team picking up a win. Justin Steele (0-0, 5.40 ERA) is starting for Chicago, while veteran Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.75 ERA) is on the hill for St. Louis.

The first pitch is set for 7:08 pm ET from Wrigley Field in Chicago. St. Louis is the -135 favorite money line (risk $ 135 to win $ 100) in the latest Cardinals vs. Cubs odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Chicago is a +115 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Cubs vs. Cardinals picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 48-31 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through eight weeks, returning over $ 1,100 for $ 100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Cubs, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Cubs vs. Cardinals:

  • Cardinals vs. Cubs money line: St. Louis -135, Chicago +115
  • Cardinals vs. Cubs run-line: Chicago +1.5 (-145)
  • Cardinals vs. Cubs over-under: 8.5 runs
  • Cardinals vs. Cubs tickets: See tickets at StubHub
  • STL: Cardinals are 12-2 in their last 14 road games vs. a left-handed starter
  • CHC: Over is 4-1 in Cubs’ last five games as an underdog

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Why you should back the Cardinals

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is an elite hitter and run-producing force in the middle of the lineup. Goldschmidt has a good batter’s eye and owns a solid glove on the defensive end. The six-time All-Star is currently tied for third in the majors in batting average (.342), third in RBI (47) and tied for 13th in home runs (12). Goldschmidt has reached base in 41 straight games.

Infielder Brendan Donovan is a good athlete who has a good frame on the diamond. Donovan has a nice swing with solid awareness at the plate as the 25-year-old will drive the ball into any gap with ease. Donovan’s batting average is .315 with one home run and 14 RBI. In the second contest of the doubleheader on Saturday, he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI.

Why you should back the Cubs

Outfielder Ian Happ is a natural hitter due to his amazing hands and instincts at the plate. Happ has good plate coverage and can produce runs as the 27-year-old has a batting average of .272 with six home runs and 29 RBI. He’s currently on a six-game hitting streak, including three games with two-plus hits during that stretch. In his last game, he went 2-for-4 with two doubles.

First baseman Frank Schwindel has displayed his ability to hit for power while being able to drive in runs on a consistent basis. Schwindel is patient at the plate, draws his fair share of walks and ranks third on the team in home runs (8) and tied for second in RBI (29). In the first matchup of the doubleheader on Saturday, Schwindel went 3-for-5 with a solo homer.

How to make Cardinals vs. Cubs picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting nine combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Cubs vs. Cardinals? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

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