Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Reds Odds
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2018 MLB Season
Date: Thursday June 21, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Matt Harvey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -165 | Reds +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9½
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The Cubs are picking up steam and if they reach their top gear they are going to be very heard to stop. To get there they need Kris Bryant to be more than good. They are scoring a lot of runs but the power has not been there from their best hitter. Ditto for Anthony Rizzo who has four straight 30 homer campaigns but is underperforming.
Kyle Hendricks is more then good enough to win a lot of games for Chicago. One thing that has seen his numbers take a huge bump is the number of home runs he has allowed. Last year he yielded a career high 17 dingers in just 130 innings. This season he ahs already given up fourteen. A new high seems inevitable but he also has to get it under control. The Reds have a powerful attack.
The simple assessment of the Reds is that they have to score a lot of runs, their run prevention is just not very good. Fortunately they do have lots of offensive potential with the likes of Eugenio Suarez, Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler, plus Joey Votto of course. Duvall like Rizzo above is in danger of seeing a multi 30 homer per season streak come to an end.
Matt Harvey needed a chance of scenery but it has not really got him back on track. Yes his numbers with the Reds are slightly better than what he was putting up with the Mets but it is all relative. He has not been getting much offensive support either which forces him to press and I think that is not helping matters either.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-3 in CHC last 12 overall.
- Under is 9-3 in CHC last 12 on grass.
- CHC are 38-13 in their last 52 Thu. games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in CIN last 8 home games.
- CIN are 12-29 in their last 41 home games.
- CIN are 3-7 in their last 10 Thu. games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
I really want to fade the Cubs here but my head just can’t get behind Matt Harvey right now. I hate telling myself I told you so.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago ML
Given Hendricks is not a flashy name and the Cubs are on the road, in the division, I say punch this one at about -130.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 6 – Cincinnati 4
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