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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-40) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (41-40)
Date: Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (CHI) vs. Wade Miley (CIN)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +115 Reds -147
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5, Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Cubs will be in Cincinnati to take on the Reds for game 3 Sunday at 1:10 ET.
The Reds took the 1st game of the series by a score of 2-1.
Kyle Hendricks will get the start for the Cubs and Wade Miley will be going for the Reds.
The Cubs got off to a good start this season, but they have really been struggling recently. They have lost their last 7 games.
Their record is 42-40 and they sit at 2nd place in the National League Central. The Brewers are 7.5 games ahead of them.
The Cubs got swept in a 3 game set vs. the Brewers this week. In that series, Chicago scored 12 runs and gave up 31 runs.
Alec Mills went 5.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday.
Kyle Hendricks has been good this year. He is 10-4 with a 3.98 ERA. His last start was on Monday against the Brewers where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Brewers won this game 14-4.
The pitching for this team has been quite good. They have an ERA of 3.96 which is 12th best.
Their offense has been really struggling lately. They are scoring 4.18 runs per game which is 18th best.
Kris Bryant and Javier Baez have been some key hitters in their lineup.
This team has hit 107 home runs which is 6th best in baseball.
The Reds did not start off good, but they have been playing much better.
Their record is 41-40 and they sit at 3rd in the National League Central. The Brewers are 8 games ahead of them.
The Reds lost 2 out of 3 against the Padres this week. Cincinnati scored 13 runs and allowed 16 runs.
Sonny Gray went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Friday.
Wade Miley has been solid this year. He is 6-4 with a 3.09 ERA. His last start was on Monday against the Phillies. He went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Reds won this game 12-4.
The pitching for this team has really struggled this year. They have a 4.66 ERA which is 23rd best in baseball.
Their offense has been very impressive. They are scoring 4.94 runs per game which is 7th best in the league.
Hitting homers is a big part of their game. They have hit 106 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games.
- Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 games with the total set at 7.0 or higher.
- Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-9.0.
- Reds are 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Reds are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Reds are 1-8 in their last 9 home games with the total set at 7.0-9.0.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Cubs have really been struggling as of late. They need to start playing better if they wish to climb their division. I look for them to look good in this game on Sunday.
The obvious pick would seem like the Reds, but I am not so confident they will win this one. I look for a struggling Chicago team to bounce back.
To me, Kyle Hendricks is the better pitcher here. Miley has been solid, but I do not think he is as good as Hendricks. I look for Hendricks to be solid here and for the Cubs to hit around Miley enough to earn a win.
I like the Cubs as +115 dogs in this one on the road.
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