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(49-70) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (62-55)
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. John Lackey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -192 Reds +182
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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The Cincinnati Reds were demolished by the Cubs in game one of this three game series, 15-5.
The Reds pitching staff gave up 17 combined hits in the game. Starter Asher Wojciechowski gave up 10 hits and seven runs over 3.2 innings pitched leading to the blowout.
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Homer Bailey (4-6, 8.31 ERA) is lucky to still have a starting job. If he were on majority of other teams, he would be in the bullpen at this point.
Bailey has not played well anywhere this year.
Although he does carry a winning road record this season. He is 4-2 with a 5.17 ERA in six road starts this year.
Chicago still leads the NL Central, but not by much. The St. Louis Cardinals are only 1.5 games back of the Cubs, so Chicago understands every win is needed.
Chicago looked good in game one against the Reds, and look to continue to do so in the finale of this three game set.
John Lackey (10-9, 4.82 ERA) make his third start of the season against the Reds.
Lackey has not pitched well against his division foe this year. He is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA in both starts against Cincinnati this season.
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He has been much better since the all star break. Lackey is 5-0 with a 3.42 ERA in five starts since the break.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-0 in CIN last 9 overall.
- Over is 9-0 in CIN last 9 on grass.
- CIN are 15-38 in their last 53 road games.
- Over is 5-2-2 in CHC last 9 overall.
- Over is 5-2-2 in CHC last 9 on grass.
- CHC are 3-7 in their last 10 Wed. games.
- CIN are 10-2 in Baileys last 12 starts vs. CHC.
- CIN are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Chicago bats have been swinging too well at home not to take them against the Reds. With Bailey on the mound, take the Cubs at home in this matchup. Chicago is 30-26 at Wrigley Field this season.
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The combined run total has not been released at this time.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 – Cincinnati 3
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