Cubs vs. Reds Prediction
Will the Cincinnati Reds complete an improbable four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs when the two wrap up their weekend series today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
TV: NSCH; FSO
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +145 at home. The over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cubs on verge of being swept
The Chicago Cubs have lost the three games in this series, including an 11-2 loss on Saturday. The Cubs have been outscored 23-7 in the three games. Chicago is now 42-32 overall and 21-18 on the road. The Cubs are averaging 4.77 runs per game this season while allowing 3.65 per contest.
Tyler Chatwood was scheduled for the start, but the birth of his child will force Mike Montgomery to get the start. Montgomery has started five games this season and appeared in 23 total. He has a 2-2 record with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Montgomery has pitched 55 innings this year and has 34 strikeouts with 17 walks.
Reds keep winning
The Reds extended their winning streak to six games with Saturday’s win. They have won all six by multiple runs. The Reds are 31-45 overall and 16-23 at home. Cincinnati is putting up 4.45 runs per game this season while allowing 5.04 per contest.
Sal Romano gets the start for the Reds this afternoon. He has a 4-7 record with a 5.18 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Romano has pitched a total of 80.0 innings this year and has 56 strikeouts with 35 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs have lost four straight on the road and four straight against division opponents. They also have lost five of their last six against right-handed starters.
The Reds have won six straight at home and four straight against NL Central opponents. They have also won four straight against winning opponents.
The Cubs needs something big today and Montgomery has looked good in his few starts, allowing just one run in each of his last four appearances. However, he doesn’t get deep into games. Romano doesn’t have good numbers, but he has given up just one run over his last 15 innings of work. Given the momentum Cincinnati has at the plate right now, I think Romano can lead the Reds to another upset.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +145