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2018 MLB Season
(42-29) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (28-45)
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH.
Projected Starters: Quintana vs. Castillo
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -140 | Reds +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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The Cubs’ pitching held Los Angeles to one run in the final two games of their three-game set this week. Jon Lester was especially good on Wednesday, tossing seven shutout innings in a 4–0 win.
That’s the second consecutive series win for Chicago, which is in a virtual tie for first-place in the Central Division with Milwaukee, a game behind in the win column and a game ahead in the loss column.
I have a tough time forecasting Jose Quintana’s starts because he’s been so inconsistent and I don’t get to see him enough to understand why.
I do know he’s been good in each of his last four starts, giving up no more than two runs in any of them. He failed to get more than 15 outs in his most recent, though, and lost.
Cincinnati won both games against Detroit in their mini series this week. The Reds got down 2–0 early on Wednesday before hitting Michael Fulmer late and scoring five runs in the last three innings to win, 5–3.
Eugenio Suarez had a key home run, the go-ahead shot that barely got over the yellow line on top of the left field fence and had to be taken to replay before it was ruled a round-tripper.
Suarez continues to rake. It was his 15th home run of the season and his OPS+ is up to 155. In a season where tons of shortstops around the league are putting up big offensive numbers, Suarez may be the best among them all in the National League.
Scooter Gennett and Adam Duvall also homered in the win. Cincinnati has won six of its last eight games but remain way back in the top-heavy Central Division.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 11-4 in their last 15 road games.
- CHC are 16-7 in their last 23 overall.
- CHC are 16-7 in their last 23 games on grass.
- Over is 6-2-1 in CIN last 9 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in CIN last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in CIN last 8 on grass.
- Head to Head: Over is 36-13-3 in the last 52 meetings.
- Head to Head: CHC are 46-19 in the last 65 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction: it goes over.
Cincinnati stays right at home where it’s played well lately and the Cubs are always apt to hit the Reds, no matter who Cincy throws out there.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Reds ML
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – Cincinnati 6
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