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2019 MLB Season
(25-14) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (18-24)
Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati OH
Projected Pitchers: Darvish vs. Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +105 | Reds -114
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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The Cubs took the series opener 3-1 Tuesday despite playing their first road game in nearly two weeks. Chicago has won 8 of 10, but are still +105 underdogs to Cincinnati on Wednesday thanks to the Yu Darvish effect.
The Cubs have built up a 3 game lead in the Central and Tuesday’s 3-1 win was a nice one considering it was a possible letdown spot after a 10 game home stand. The Cubs have now won 6 of the last 7 overall.
Chicago has won a lot recently, but they’ve still been held to 3 runs or less in 4 of the last 6 games. The Cubs have very minimal experience against Reds starter Sonny Gray, tallying just 2 hits in 14 career AB (.143).
One of the big reasons Chicago is an underdog Wednesday is because of the unpredictability of starter Yu Darvish. The good thing for Cubs backers though is that Darvish is actually better on the road. He can’t be any worse than at Wrigley Field, where the right-hander is 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA – compared to 2-1, 4.42 on the road.
The Reds couldn’t find much offense in Tuesday’s loss, mustering just 3 hits against Kyle Hendricks. It was a very lackluster showing for the Cincinnati bats considering they tallied 31 in the last 3 games at home vs. San Francisco.
One would think Cincinnati could get some offense going against Yu Darvish considering his struggles, but overall the Reds bat just .182 (4-22) vs. the Chicago right-hander.
This game feels like one where Darvish steps up for no reason at all. If that’s the case, Sonny Gray will have to hold his own on the other side of the diamond. That could be a tall order for Gray though as the free agent disappointment is 0-4 with a 4.15 ERA on the season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 4-0 last 4 road games
- Cubs are 21-6 last 27 overall
- Cubs are 4-1 in Darvish’s last 5 starts
- Reds are 1-4 in Grays last 5 starts
- Cubs are 1-4 last 5 in Cincinnati
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The bats were dead on Tuesday but these are two potent offenses – more importantly facing a couple of pitchers that are struggling. Both offenses should be able to plate at least 3 vs. the starting pitcher, therefore it won’t take much from the bullpen to force the ‘over.’
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 6 – Cincinnati 4
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