Cubs vs. Reds Prediction
Can the Chicago Cubs hit the road and pick up a needed win over the Cincinnati Reds when the two meet up today at 7:10PM ET?
901 Chicago Cubs vs. 902 Cincinnati Reds
Friday, June 28, 2019
7:10PM ET – Great American Ball Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Reds are listed with a money line of +100 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 71 percent going on the Cubs on the road. 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 trying to get on track
Chicago is coming off a win over the Braves on Thursday, 9-7, but they are just 3-4 in their last seven games. The Cubs are 44-37 overall, 15-21 on the road and 41-38 with the over. Cole Hamels is getting the start for Chicago today. He is 6-2 on the season with a 2.92 ERA.
The Cubs are putting up 5.07 runs per game while hitting .253 at the plate as a team. On the mound, Chicago has a 3.92 team ERA with a 1.30 team WHIP. Anthony Rizzo is leading the team with 13 doubles, 19 home runs and 56 RBI. Javier Baez is adding 20 doubles, 19 home runs and 52 RBI.
Reds on a skid
Cincinnati is riding a four-game losing streak right now following a pair of losses to the Angels. The Reds are now 36-42 overall, 19-17 at home and 49-27 with the under. Cincinnati has Sonny Gray getting the start today. He is 3-5 on the season with a 4.03 ERA.
The Reds have a really strong pitching staff. They have a 3.65 team ERA with a 1.25 team WHIP. At the plate, Cincinnati is putting up 4.31 runs per game while hitting .234 as a team. Eugenio Suarez is leading the team with 14 doubles, 16 home runs and 45 RBI. Yasiel Puig is adding 17 home runs, 45 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 2-8 in their last 10 road games, but 5-0 in Hamel’s last five Friday starts.
The Reds have won four straight home games, but 1-4 in their last five games following a loss.
The Reds have been great at pitching this year, but Gray hasn’t been a great part of that. He has allowed at least three runs in three straight starts, but hasn’t been able to get through six innings. Hamels has thrown at least seven innings in five straight starts, giving up just four earned runs over his last 36 innings. I think he can continue to pitch well tonight against this poor Cincy lineup while the Cubs beat up on Gray.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -120