Sunday Night Baseball Props: Cardinals vs. Cubs

Matt Carpenter

Sunday, June 4, 2017 9:01 PM GMT

Welcome to our newest venture here at Sportsbook Review, the MLB Sunday Night prop betting picks! It’s my favorite team against that one team that won the World Series last year. What a perfect matchup to start off making some money tonight!

Cardinals O/U 3 ½ runs

The Cardinals’ offense can go crazy at any time and with Jedd Gyorko coming back from paternity leave, it’s just another big bat in the lineup on Sunday. Even without official lineups, this is more about Kyle Hendricks’ recent starts.

The first two games of this series the Cards’ bats have been throttled. Obviously, they aren’t a great offensive team, to begin with at a .297 team wOBA. However, with no weather or wind concerns in Chicago tonight, the humid air in northern Illinois could help the Redbirds’ bats.

However, after a rocky start in San Diego, Hendricks is coming back and could lay the smack down on St. Louis. Hendricks hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a home start since the beginning of the season ad if he is getting ground balls the Cards aren’t going to get four or more runs in this one.

Even with the talented Michael Wacha on the hill, if this is a pitcher’s duel, that helps us even more.

Free MLB Pick: UNDER 3 ½ (-105)Best Line Offered: at Bovada

 

Matt Carpenter O/U 2 Runs, Hits & RBI’s

Even though I don’t believe too much into BVP, Matt Carpenter has also destroyed Hendricks over his career with two homers, four RBI’s and a .333 average over 23 career plate appearances. If there is one guy that can single-handedly bust up that pick above, it’s him.

Carpenter had the day off on Saturday in that heart-breaking loss via a Kyle Schwarber grand salami. However, the last time he came back from a day of rest, he went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI’s.

While Carpenter is striking out more this season and not off to a great start, he is still sporting a .336 wOBA over 211 plate appearances and all it will take is one bit hit off a pitcher he has had success off of in the past.

What we need is the long ball. Carpenter has nine of them this season, which is one pace to match his career high of 28. I’m predicting number 10.

Free MLB Pick: OVER 2 (-120)Best Line Offered: at Bovada