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(66-57) Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds (53-72)
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Ohio
Projected Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Homer Bailey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -154 Reds +144
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 -115 Reds +1.5 -105
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 10 -110 un 10 -110
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The Cubs are winners of three in a row, sweeping the Blue Jays in a three game series. The Cubs needed every game against Toronto as they try to keep a lead in the NL Central. The Cubs lead the Brewers by three games and the Cardinals by 3.5 games for the division lead.
John Lackey (10-9, 4.67 ERA) will make his fourth start of the year against the Reds. Lackey is 1-1 with 4.67 ERA against the Reds this season.
He’s pitched 17.1 innings, allowing 17 hits, 11 runs (nine earned), three home runs, seven walks and 16 strikeouts over those three starts.
The Reds continue to have a bad year. Currently sitting 14 games back of the Cubs for the NL Central lead and 19 games under .500 this season.
Joey Votto has been the only bright spot for the Reds this year. Votto his hitting .315 with 32 home runs this season. He is also averaging .367 against the Cubs in 2017.
Homer Bailey (4-6, 8.4 ERA) starts today for the Reds. He will be making his second start of the year against the Cubs. He is 0-0 with a 9.53 ERA in one start against the Cubs this season. Cubs hitters are averaging .318 against Bailey this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 14-4 in their last 18 road games.
- Under is 18-7-2 in CHC last 27 road games.
- CHC are 45-21 in their last 66 Tue. games.
- Over is 12-3 in CIN last 15 overall.
- Over is 12-3 in CIN last 15 on grass.
- Over is 12-4-3 in CIN last 19 Tue. games.
- Over is 12-3-1 in Baileys last 16 starts vs. CHC.
- CIN are 10-3 in Baileys last 13 starts vs. CHC.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
This game will be closer than expected, especially in Cincinnati. Take the Reds in a close win. Homer Bailey will pitch better in this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the Number
Runs will be scored early and often in this game. I expect both pitchers to make exits in or around the fifth or sixth inning, leaving the game in the hands of the bullpens. Take the over in this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 8 – Chicago 6
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