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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-39) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (39-40)
Date: Friday, July 2nd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Alec Mills vs. Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +140 | Reds -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Chicago Cubs are officially in free fall after losing 6 straight and that is now the margin between them and the Brewers atop the division and it will be interesting to see what they can do against a Reds team who will be looking to get back to the .500 mark here on Friday.
The Cubs were playing a couple of tough teams over the last 6 games, but their inability to score has to be a worrying point for the Cubs management, as this team was only able to score 17 runs over that 6 game span.
The last loss the Cubs had was especially brutal, as they jumped out to a 7 run lead in the first, and somehow ended up losing by a score of 15-7, so the Cubs will come into this game with something to prove after that disaster.
The strength of this team has been clutch hitting and the pitching staff who ranks 13th overall in terms of the ERA, as the have given up 3.97 runs per 9 this season. Alec Mills will get the call to the mound here coming into the contest with a 5.11 ERA and a 3-1 record and he has been pretty decent as of late, so he may be able to have a good enough start here to put the Cubs in a position to win.
The Cincinnati Reds have had a brutal schedule recently, so the fact that they are still in and around the .500 mark is a testament to how solid this team actually is and this offense in particular will be very tough for the visitors to slow down.
Although this whole batting lineup is strong, there are still a couple of guys who stand out with Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker both having incredible seasons hitting for plenty of power and both holding averages well in excess of .300.
Cincinnati will no doubt have the advantage on the hill this Friday, as they send Sonny Gray to the mound who has been injured for the last month or so, and will probably be on a pitch count, but gave up no runs in his rehab start, so I would expect to see the Red’s ace close to his best in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Cubs are 0-6 in their last 6 games on grass.
- Cubs are 0-6 in their last 6 road games.
- Reds are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. National League Central.
- Reds are 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Reds are 15-6 in their last 21 Friday games.
- Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Cincinnati Reds really should have no problems hitting Mills, and he is not a guy that is expected to go deep in this game anyway, so I think we will see the Reds put up plenty enough runs to take down the slumping Chicago Cubs here. There are obviously some concerns about Sonny Gray here, but I think he can keep things clean, even in a shorter outing then we are used to seeing from him.
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