Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
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(48-26) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (29-47)
Date: Tuesday, June 28th 2016
Time: 7:10PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. John Lamb
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds continue their series Tuesday night inside Great American Ballpark.
The Cubs have opened a 9.0 game lead in the NL Central over the St. Louis Cardinals. Meanwhile, the Reds sit 20.0 games back in the standings.
The Cubs continue to keep the distance in the NL Central and it’s coming from their dominant starting pitching performances.
Arguably the best staff in baseball, the Cubs rank top 3 in the 4 main pitching categories.
Chicago sits 1st in ERA (2.79), WHIP, (1.08), and Quality Starts (51). The only category they don’t sit first in is Ks, which they have 662 of them to hold 3rd place.
If that wasn’t good enough for this team, the offensive numbers are quite significant too. They average 5.20 runs per game, which has a lot do with Kris Bryant, who leads the team with 18 homeruns.
Here in Game 2 of the series, the Cubs will send out Jon Lester. He is a stellar 9-3 on the season with an ERA of just 2.10.
Lester has won his last 5 decisions, but earned a ND last time out as he allowed just 2 runs against Miami. The offense couldn’t help out his cause in a 4-2 loss.
There hasn’t been too much for the Reds to cheer about this season.
Now, with the All Star break looming, this might be the time for some of these players to put on auditions for top clubs who are looking to deal.
One of those players is Jay Bruce. His name has came up a lot since the offseason as he is under contract through next year and will more than likely be dealt in the coming weeks.
Bruce is hitting .279 with 17 homers and 58 runs batted in thus far into the season.
Cincinnati will send out John Lamb, who just hasn’t had it this season since joining the rotation.
Lamb is just 1-4 with an ERA of 4.78 and lasted just 5.1 innings in his last 2 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 11-3 in their last 14 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cubs are 39-14 in their last 53 vs. National League Central.
- Cubs are 19-7 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Reds are 30-61 in their last 91 overall.
- Reds are 30-61 in their last 91 games on grass.
- Reds are 18-38 in their last 56 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Cubs have the clear cut advantage here solely based on their starting pitching.
Given Lester’s success and the struggles of Lamb, this has the making of a lopsided Cubs win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago Cubs -1.5
Look for Lester to shut the Reds down and for the offense to get going early here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8- Cincinnati 2
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