Cubs vs. CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Saturday Free MLB Pick: Save for perhaps the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry and the Dodgers/Giants rivalry, there aren’t a heck of a lot of rivalries that we would rather watch in the bigs than the Chicago Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals. That’s exactly what we’re getting in this one on Saturday night, and both teams are playing well enough to make this an intriguing game to make our free MLB picks on.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Game Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
Cardinals vs. Cubs Live TV Coverage: FOX
MLB Odds: Cardinals -130 / Cubs +122 (Total: 9)

The first two games of this series have been relatively low scoring affairs, and in fact, each of the last six between these two have featured a ton of defense and pitching and very little offense. The Cubs continue to stand tall and play reasonable baseball against very good teams. Recently, the team has taken two out of three from Houston, two out of three from Milwaukee, two out of three from Seattle, and two out of three from Pittsburgh, and a win in one of these next two games against the Cardinals will ensure at least a split of these four games against them as well. That’s rock solid baseball no matter who you’re playing against, and it’s Matt Garza’s job on Saturday to make sure that stands up. Garza is 5-1 on the season, and he has been flat out awesome in these last three starts, going 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP. Meanwhile, St. Louis’ pitcher, Lance Lynn has started to fall off the boat just a bit. He has been hit around for 23 runs in his last six starts, and that isn’t going to cut it by any stretch of the imagination. Chicago didn’t fare well against him the last time these two met in June, but we think this will be a different story at Wrigley Field. Go with the Cubbies to pull off the modest upset on Saturday night.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Free Pick for July 13th: Over 8.5


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