The Weekly Showstopper: Marlins vs. Cubs, Reds vs. Brewers, and Yankees vs. Cardinals

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Aug 04, 2022, 5:17 PM

Following the trade deadline earlier this week, excitement around Major League Baseball is picking up as the playoff picture inches toward solidification.

Here are online sports betting insights for the Miami Marlins playing at the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds going on the road to take on the Milwaukee Brewers, and the New York Yankees facing off with the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB

Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs

Saturday, Aug. 6 | TV: FS1 | Time: 2:20 p.m. ET

Both the Marlins and Cubs are struggling with losing records. 

As of Thursday, Aug. 4, the Marlins were 48-57, and the Cubs were 41-61. Both teams had MLB odds of +100000 to win their respective divisions.

Pablo Lopez of Miami and Drew Smyly of Chicago are scheduled to take the mound. Lopez is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, while Smyly is 3-6 with a 4.42 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.

For Miami, Jazz Chisholm Jr. had a team-best 14 home runs and 45 RBIs, while Garrett Cooper had a .278 batting average. The Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom had 19 homers and 50 RBIs, while Nico Hoerner was sitting with a .294 batting average.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday, Aug. 6 | TV: FOX | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET

The Brewers are far ahead of the Reds in the National League Central standings.

On Thursday, the Brewers had World Series odds of +3000 and division odds of -160 with a 57-47 record. The Reds were 15 games behind at 42-62.

Lefties Nick Lodolo for the Reds and Aaron Ashby for the Brewers are set to pitch. Lodolo is 3-3 with a 4.23 ERA and 1.57 WHIP, and Ashby is 2-9 with a 1.45 WHIP and 4.13 ERA.

Brandon Drury was pacing Cincinnati in home runs (20), batting average (.274) and RBIs (59). Willy Adames (21 homers), Christian Yelich (.263 batting average) and Rowdy Tellez (68 RBIs) were leaders for the Brewers at the plate.

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, Aug. 6 | TV: FOX | Time: 7:15 p.m. ET

This will mark a clash between two MVP frontrunners.

Aaron Judge, the AL MVP favorite at -450, was pacing the Yankees with 43 home runs, 93 RBIs and a .298 batting average. Paul Goldschmidt, who had the best NL MVP odds at -125, was fueling the Cardinals with a .332 batting average, 25 homers and 81 RBIs as of Thursday.

Jordan Montgomery, who was recently traded from the Yankees to the Cardinals, is slated to pitch against Domingo German. Montgomery is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.1 WHIP, while German is 1-1 with a 6.39 ERA and 1.82 WHIP.

The Yankees, as of Thursday, were 70-36. That’s 11 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East and two games ahead of the Houston Astros in the AL.

They were tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers with the best odds to win the World Series at +350.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, were 55-48. Their MLB World Series odds were +3500.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.