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2019 MLB Season
Date: Saturday May 25, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Yu Darvish
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -159
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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The NL Central is one of the tightest divisions around. Cincinnati is at the bottom and if they have serious designs on being in the race they have a chance to make a statement this weekend against leading Chicago. It is not going to happen unless they are able to hit more. I do not know what is up with Joey Votto but he is just the most prominent of a group a that needs to produce more.
Tyler Mahle may have just one win but he has been very effective this season. In four May starts he has given up more than a run just once and just pitched 6 shutout innings against the Dodgers. He has massive variance in his splits though with a road ERA almost four runs higher. The rest of his peripheral stats show improvement over last year. The Reds bullpen has been good this season.
Chicago has one of the best profiles in the Majors, 3rd in scoring and 5th in ERA. Anthony Rizzo is heating up, he had a couple of homers against Philadelphia and looks set for another 100 RBI season. Javy Baez is doing his best Vladimir Guerrero impression, swinging at everything while hitting bombs and still hitting for a good average. He is on pace to strike out more than he did a year ago.
Yu Darvish is one of the biggest mysteries in the Majors right now. He can still dominate but his walk rate is higher than ever and his FIP is even higher than his ERA, which is over 5. The stuff is there and he is not giving up a ton of hits but his homer rate is way up. You would think will all of the runs the Cubs are scoring he would still be able to win games but that has not been the case.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 39-15-1 in CIN last 55 road games.
- Under is 45-19-2 in CIN last 66 overall.
- Under is 45-19-2 in CIN last 66 on grass.
- CHC are 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
- CHC are 17-7 in their last 24 overall.
- CHC are 17-7 in their last 24 games on grass.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Darvish has been a terrible bet this season. The team and his reputation usually has him as a favourite too.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs RL
Still I am going with the Cubbies in this spot and hope the price is not too prohibitive. They can rough up Mahle.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 – Cincinnati 4
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