Free MLB Pick: Reds vs. Cubs Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(22-27) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (29-19)
Date: Friday, May 24th, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
Projected Pitchers: Desclafani vs. Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds +147 | Cubs -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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The Cubs and Reds meet up for another series, this time in Chicago. When the two teams met up a little over a week ago at Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati was able to take 2 of 3.
One thing interesting to note about last week’s series between the Cubs and Reds was that Cincinnati was favored in all three games. The Reds took 2 of 3, but there only loss was against Friday’s Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks.
The Reds hit just .245 as a team vs. Hendricks but Joey Votto has had a lot of success going 9-21 (.429) with 3HR. The Reds are deadly in this spot as they are 4-3 over their last 7 with wins vs. Chicago (2), the Dodgers, and Milwaukee.
Friday’s O/U could be a high one when it is released due to the weather finally warming up at Wrigley and the fact that Anthony Desclafani is starting for the Reds. He has allowed 4ER in each of his last two starts, failing to pitch into the 5th either time.
The Cubs had their chances at a windy Wrigley Field on Thursday but ultimately fell 9-7 to Philadelphia to split the 4-game series. Chicago’s lead over Milwaukee in the Central is down to just 1.5 games.
Chicago didn’t face Desclafani in last week’s series vs. the Reds and they’ve hit just .253 collectively vs. the right-hander. The Cubs are swinging some hot bats collectively recently though, and have hit 11 team HR over the last 7 games.
There’s good value on Chicago on Friday with Kyle Hendricks on the hill. He was sparkling vs. Cincinnati on May 14th, allowing just 1ER on 3 hits over 8.0 IP. Hendricks is 4-1 with just 6 BB in his last 6 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Reds are 18-41 last 59 road games
- Reds are 5-1 in Desclafani’s last 6 starts
- Cubs are 4-1 last 5 home games
- Cubs are 4-0 in Hendricks’ last 4 starts
- Cubs are 5-2 in Hendricks’ last 7 home starts vs. Cincinnati
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
It’s easy to like Hendricks at home in this one, especially if the Cubs offense can exploit Desclafani like opponents have been doing vs. the Reds starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs RL -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 7 – Reds 3
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