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2019 MLB Season
(70-81) Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (82-68)
Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Mahle vs. Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -172 | Reds +164
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
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The Reds are 70-81 and they will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight year. Now it’s time for Cincinnati to play spoiler and they’re capable of pulling it off. It’s baseball there’s no tanking.
This isn’t the NBA or NFL. The Reds play the Cubs and the Brewers to end the season, two teams fighting for a playoff spot.
Cincinnati’s offense ranks third last in the National League (668). The offense is led by Eugenio Suarez who has 47 homers and 100 RBIs. Joey Votto has had a letdown season with a .268 average and 15 homers.
On the mound for the Reds is Tyler Mahle. Mahle is 2-11 with a 5.11 ERA this year. In a start against the Cubs earlier this season he allowed six runs in five innings.
The Cubs are currently owners of the second NL Wild Card spot and are only half a game behind Washington who has the first spot. Chicago is also only two games behind the Cardinals for the division lead. The great news for Chicago is that they play St. Louis seven times to end the season.
Chicago has good balance.
The team ranks fifth in the NL in runs (770), and they rank third in pitching having allowed 652 runs. The offense is led by Kris Bryant (31 homers), Javier Baez (29 homers), Anthony Rizzo (26 homers), and Kyle Schwarber (37 homers).
The Cubs will go with veteran Jon Lester for Wednesday’s contest. Lester is 13-10 with a 4.59 ERA this season. The lefty has struggled over his last two outings having allowed 12 runs in 10.1 innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Reds are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Reds are 1-8 in their last 9 vs. National League Central.
- Cubs are 15-5 in their last 20 Wednesday games.
- Cubs are 20-7 in their last 27 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cubs are 39-14 in their last 53 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Cubs RL
This isn’t the prettiest pitching matchup in the world but the Cubs have a better lineup. Look for the Cubs to win this big game by a few runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs RL
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 4 – Chicago 7
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