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(30-53)Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (51-30)
Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Time: 2:20PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Pitchers: Brandon Finnegan vs John Lackey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Reds take on the Cubs at Wrigley field Tuesday Afternoon. The Reds are just 30-53 and have lost 8 of their last 10 games.
The Cubs are 51-30 and lost 4 of their last 5 games.
Finnegan is pitching for the Reds with a 3-7 record and 4.48 era.
Lackey goes for the Cubs and is 7-4 with a 3.27 era.
The Reds score just 4.2 runs per game and are nearly last in most offensive statistical categories.
They have lost 7 of their last 8 games and 11 of their last 13 games.
They have scored 24 runs in their last 7 games, which is under 3.5 runs per game.
Not only are run production limited for the Reds but they give up the most runs in the entire MLB.
They give up 6 runs per game putting them dead last in runs against. Finnigan is above the teams average with an era of 4.48 and whip of 1.39.
In his last start he gave up 8 runs over 2.1 innings against the Nationals. Prior to that outing he was actually doing pretty good, just 11 runs against over 5 starts.
The Cubs took game 1 of this series 10-4 and is hoping to sweep as they look to start winning more consistently again.
They lost 4 straight coming into this series against the Mets after sweeping the Reds prior to the Mets.
The Cubs still have the 2nd most runs per game in the MLB, with 5.2 but injuries have really slowed them down since the middle of June.
The Cubs are still tops in the league at runs against, so despite their injury woes, they’ve been able to limit runs against to keep them in games.
Lackey has a 3.27 era and a 1.04 whip, which is a tad bit better than the teams 3.4 runs against per game. He’s been phenomenal this season, allowing 3 or less runs in all but 1 of his starts since May 11th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Reds have lost 6 of their last 7 games
- Reds have scored 24 runs in their last 7 games
- Reds totals have been over 7 of their last 8 games
- Cubs have lost 4 of their last 5 games
- Cubs have scored 48 runs in their last 8 games
- Cubs totals have been over 10 of their last 11 games
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs just swept the Reds last week and they’ve taken game 1 of this series.
They scored a bunch of runs against the Reds too, so they should continue to slaughter the Reds.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs ML
Cubs offense has been a bit inconsistent and Finnegan has been pretty good this season with the exception of his last start.
It’s unlikely the get a huge output this game but they’ll still get 3 or 4 on Finnegan and may tack on a few more against their bullpen.
The Reds won’t score much at all.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 6-2
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