A Closer Look at the St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox MLB Lines Preview & TV InfoDate/Time: Tuesday, July 21, 6:10 PM Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois TV: FS-M, WPWR Radio: CRN, KMOX 1120 Opening MLB Odds: St. Louis -144 It seems as though the break came at the right time for the Cardinals (58-34), as they came back and took 2 of 3 from a very good Mets team. They will be pleased to have another day off on Monday, though, as the third game in that Mets series went a mammoth 18 innings, with the New York side getting the win in the final game. The Cardinals put in a solid defensive effort to start the second half, giving up just 7 runs in what essentially amounted to 4 games. This is actually something of an odd week for the Cardinals, as they have this short series to start the week, followed by a single make-up game against the Kansas City Royals. They will then head into the weekend with a series against the Atlanta Braves. These games are all winnable, although the Royals game could certainly be a little tougher. The Cardinals have yet to settle on a pitcher for the Tuesday game. A couple of weeks before the end of the first half, it seemed almost certain that the White Sox (42-48) would be selling come trade deadline time. That all changed when they won 9 of 12 games before the break. The pitching seemed to come to life out of nowhere, but it has fallen off again to start the second half, which Chicago started by dropping 3 of 4 to the Royals. In fairness, that came against one of the best teams in the league, but they are now going to have to face two more against a very good team. Another couple of losses here could once again have White Sox management thinking about being sellers at the deadline. Carlos Rodon (3-2, 3.80 ERA) will start for Chicago on Tuesday, and will be looking to build on the great performance he delivered in his last start.
MLB Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Chi White Sox is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games
- Chi White Sox is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi White Sox’s last 18 games at home