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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-39) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (40-40)
Date: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Adbert Alzolay vs. Tyler Mahle
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +110 | Reds -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
The Chicago Cubs have been going through a bit of a rough patch lately losing their last 6 games, and now they have the task of trying to slow down one of the elite offense in all of the major leagues this Saturday, as they take on the Reds at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Cubs do have the talent on paper to be able to make some noise in the post season, but they have struggled to get their batting lineup consistently rolling and it is tough to know whether or not they will be able to turn things around this campaign.
Chicago can’t be coming into this game feeling particularly good about themselves either, as they had a golden opportunity to snap their losing streak against the Cubs when they jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, but ended up losing to the Brewers by a score of 15-7.
Adbert Alzolay will get the call to the hill here and he has only managed to attain a 4.55 ERA, but he has had starts this year where he has looked quite good, so we will see if he is up to the task of taking on this very strong Reds batting lineup.
The Cincinnati Reds are an exciting team to watch, but they are not exactly playing fundamentally sound baseball pitching quite poorly and not defending particularly well either, so you do feel like this team might be a bit capped in terms of where they can go this year.
The biggest issue for this Reds pitching staff is no doubt the injuries, as they have had quite a number of key injuries hamper their ability to really become a contender here in 2021, and it remains to be seen whether or not they will be able to get healthy in time for the playoffs should they get there.
This Reds team will send Tyler Mahle to the mound for this matchup and he will no doubt give this team a solid chance of picking up this win as one of the Reds better pitchers who enters this game with a 3.74 ERA and a 7-3 record.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series.
- Cubs are 0-6 in their last 6 games as an underdog.
- Cubs are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Reds are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
- Reds are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. National League Central.
- 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 just have the way better batting lineup, get this game at home, and have the advantage on the mound, so I feel the -130 we are getting in this spot is actually quite fair for the home side to pick up the victory.
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