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Chicago Cubs (31-32) vs. Cincinnati Reds (30-33)
June 7, 2024 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -124 / Chicago Cubs +114; Over/Under: +9
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The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB Game 2 action at Great American Ball Park. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction.

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs look to get back to a .500 record after wins over the Reds and White Sox. The Chicago Cubs have scored 18 runs in their last 3 Games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 9 Games. The Chicago Cubs have split their last 8 Games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Chicago Cubs with 53 hits and 17 RBI, while Mike Tauchman and Cody Bellinger have combined for 100 hits and 47 RBI.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Reds have won 5 straight Games, which includes a sweep of the Rockies. The Cincinnati Reds have scored 24 runs in their last 3 Games and 4 or more runs in 7 straight Games. The Cincinnati Reds have won 8 of their last 9 Games when scoring 4 or more runs. Elly De La Cruz leads the Cincinnati Reds with 56 hits and 29 RBI, while Spencer Steer and Jeimer Candelario have combined for 102 hits and 65 RBI.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Pitching Matchup

Justin Steele gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, and he is 0-2 with a 4.10 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Steele has allowed 10 hits and 1 earned run in his last 12 innings. Steele has a 4.02 ERA and .214 allowed batting average in 15.2 road innings. Steele is 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Cincinnati Reds.

Nick Lodolo gets the ball for the Cincinnati Reds, and he is 5-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Lodolo has allowed 21 hits ad 11 runs in his last 22.1 innings. Lodolo has a 3.74 ERA and .262 allowed batting average in 21.2 home innings. Lodolo is 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Chicago Cubs.

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

  • The Reds have won each of their last five games.
  • The Cubs have lost each of their last seven Friday night games at Great American Ball Park.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games.
  • The Reds have covered the run line in each of their last five games.
  • The Cubs have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three road games.
  • The Cubs have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in four of his last five home appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Spencer Steer has recorded a Double in five of the Reds’ last six night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six home appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Nick Lodolo has recorded a win in five of his last six appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Stephenson has scored at least one run in each of the Reds’ last six games.
  • Tyler Stephenson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Reds’ last seven games.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Elly De La Cruz ranks 1st in the league in Steals (32) this season.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in each of the Cubs’ last two games as underdogs.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded a Double in each of the Cubs’ last three road games against NL Central opponents.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cubs’ last five games against NL Central opponents.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances at Great American Ball Park.
  • Cody Bellinger has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances at Great American Ball Park.
  • Justin Steele has recorded six or more strikeouts in eight of his last nine appearances with the Cubs as road underdogs.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 14 Friday appearances with the Cubs as underdogs.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances with the Cubs as road underdogs.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (93).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 28th in the league for hits this season (469).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (559).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 27th in the league for batting average this season (.227).

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

Justin Steele and plus money is somewhat attractive as he’s a pitcher who usually gives you a chance to cash a ticket. However, we’re not getting enough bang for our buck. The Cincinnati Reds are playing their best ball of the season and finally starting to look like the playoff contender they were a season ago. Nick Lodolo has also been sharper than Steele this season. The price is reasonable. I’m riding the hot hand. Give me the Reds for a sixth straight victory. 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Cincinnati Reds -124

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