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2018 MLB Season
(63-84) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (85-61)
Date: Saturday September 15, 2018
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL.
Projected Starters: Reed vs. Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -230 | Reds +212
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
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The Reds won the first two games at home against the Dodgers this week before dropping the finale. They got Thursday off to travel to Chicago. They will play every day, though the 23rd, before a leisurely final week of the season.
Matt Harvey faces Cole Hamels on Friday and Cody Reed gets the ball in this one. Reed is 1–10 since 2016, with an ERA well over 5.00. He threw four innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Monday and wasn’t terrible in doing so, though three runs in four innings is worse than a 5.00 ERA.
The Reds are dreadful on the road and have lost the last six head-to-head matchups with the Cubs after defeating the Cubbies in five straight in the middle of the season series.
Chicago actually only leads the season series, 8–7. Of course, it could be a lot worse, considering the Reds led 7–2 in the middle of the summer. These will be the final three games between the two teams.
Jon Lester was too fantastic in 2016; he came back down to Earth in a hard way last season; this year, he’s somewhere in between.
He’s still been great. He’s 15–6 with an ERA just over 3.50. However, his walks are steady and his strikeouts are down, which doesn’t bode well for the immediate future, nor the long-term.
He lost his last time out against Milwaukee and failed to finish the sixth inning.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CIN are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
- CIN are 5-12 in their last 17 games as an underdog.
- CHC are 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
- CHC are 13-6 in their last 19 games as a favorite.
- CHC are 6-2 in Hamels’ last 8 starts.
- Head to Head: CIN are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago.
- Head to Head: Over is 42-18-3 in the last 63 meetings.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Lester.
He’s going to be a huge favorite, but for good reason. The Cubs have a huge advantage in the starting pitching matchup.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs RL
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 3 – Chicago 9
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