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2018 MLB Season
(22-18) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (15-29)
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH.
Projected Starters: Hendricks vs. Bailey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds +153 | Cubs -163
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9½
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The Braves and Cubs each won a one-run game in the first two games of their series this weekend and the Braves won game three on Wednesday night, 4–1. They will play a fourth on Thursday night before the Cubs get off to Cincy.
Chicago has managed to play pretty well so far this season with Anthony Rizzo going through some of his most intense struggles since breaking out in a Cubs uniform.
He’s reaching base just 30 percent of the time and has an OPS+ of 77. Kris Bryant has been great and Javy Baez leads the team with 10 homers but Rizzo can’t possibly continue to struggle like he has in the season’s first quarter.
Jim Riggelman has got the Reds back on their feet after stumbling out to a 3–15 start under Bryan Price. Cincy is 12–14 under Riggelman but once this initial burst of energy wears off, will the Reds be any better for the long haul?
Homer Bailey beat Los Angeles over the weekend at Dodger Stadium. We were on LA in that game and I’m willing to double down against Bailey in this one. He gives up a lot of everything and I’m highly skeptical about how his stuff will play against this lineup, especially with the Reds having to deal with Kyle Hendricks, whose stuff plays everywhere.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 2-7 in Hendricks’ last 9 Fri. starts.
- Under is 12-4 in Hendricks’ last 16 on grass.
- Under is 6-2 in Hendricks’ last 8 Fri. starts.
- CIN are 6-21 in their last 27 home games.
- CIN are 17-39 in their last 56 overall.
- CIN are 17-39 in their last 56 games on grass.
- Head to Head: Over is 13-3-1 in Baileys last 17 starts vs. CHC.
- Head to Head: Over is 37-15-3 in the last 55 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction: Cubs, big.
I’m laying the runs with the road favorite.
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