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2018 MLB Season
(22-18) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (15-29)
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH.
Projected Starters: Hendricks vs. Castillo
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
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The Cubs and Red were rained out in Cincinnati during the first week of the season and will make that game up in a doubleheader Saturday.
The Cubs were also rained out on Thursday, their chance to earn a split against the Braves with Jon Lester pitching against a minor leaguer. Instead, the Braves caught a break and turned out the series winners.
So will Lester come back and pitch this game? It’s likely, though MLB.com still lists Kyle Hendricks as the probable starter. Whether it’s in this game, or the nightcap, Lester ought to get the ball with one extra day of rest at some point on Saturday.
Cincinnati didn’t win a game during its trip to San Francisco this week. The Reds swept the Dodgers in four games in LA before that, which may just highlight how terribly it’s going for the Dodgers right now.
Joey Votto continues to be one of the best bats in the entire league, though. He’s part of a dying breed with more walks than strikeouts and has a 134 OPS+ that will probably only go up, if it moves much at all.
He and Scooter Gennett are the main threats in a lineup that is otherwise just about exclusively below average. Eugenio Suarez actually leads the team in WAR adn has a 160 OPS+ but it would be surprising if he finishes much above average.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 12-4 in their last 16 games as a favorite.
- CHC are 2-7 in Hendricks’ last 9 Fri. starts.
- Under is 12-4 in Hendricks’ last 16 on grass.
- 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: Chicago.
The Cubs are playing pretty well right now, though Cincinnati plays them tough most of the time. I expect a split on Saturday and until we can confirm the pitching matchups, it’s better to just think on it.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 9 – Cincinnati 3
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