Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 6/8/2024

The Chicago Cubs (31-33) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (31-33) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on BSOH. The Reds are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cubs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Reds. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Cubs vs Reds

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Cincinnati picked up a 3-2 win over the Cubs in the most recent game of this series. The Reds had a two-run 4th inning and added what turned out to be the game-winning run in the 5th. As for the Cubs, they scored their only two runs in the 6th. Heading into the game, the Reds were favored at -136 on the money line.

Nick Lodolo pitched well for the Reds in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued two walks. Justin Steele got the start for the Cubs, going seven innings and giving up three earned runs.

In the Reds’ two-run 4th, they got RBI singles from Tyler Stephenson and Nick Lodolo. As for the Cubs, they scored their only two runs on a two-run homer from Dansby Swanson.

Chicago is on the road today vs. the Reds, and they are looking to pick up a win to get back to .500 with a record of 31-33. The Cubs have dropped two straight games, and they are 6.5 games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead. So far, they are just 7-14 in divisional matchups.

As the road underdog, the Cubs are 9-16 this season compared to 15-13 as the favorite. Chicago has dropped three straight games as the underdog, and they are 8-10-2 in series this year. Looking at their overall mark, the Cubs are 4-6 across their last 10 games.

Chicago has been a solid run-line bet on the road this season, going 19-14. The Cubs have a run-line record of 31-33 overall, but they are just 12-19 against the run line at Wrigley Field. Chicago has been a run-line underdog in 36 games, going 24-12 in those contests.

The Chicago Cubs are on the road against the Cincinnati Reds today, and the over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs. The Cubs have played in 61 games this season, and their combined run average is 8.9 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 30-31, and the average over/under line for their games is set at 8 runs. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, the Cubs have a record of 3-4-2. So far this season, 75.0% of their games have had over/under lines set below 9 runs, while 10.9% have had lines set above 9 runs.

Ben Brown Gets The Start For The Cubs

Chicago is sending Ben Brown to the mound today vs. the Reds, and he comes in with a record of 1-2 and ERA of 3.33. So far this year, he has made seven starts, and opponents are batting .204 off the right-hander. Brown has made 14 appearances this year and has a WHIP of 1.09. In his most recent outing, Brown took the loss, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work vs. the Reds. Before that, he had put together two straight scoreless outings. Brown’s ERA at home is 1.88 compared to 6.2 on the road.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

Christopher Morel has been on a tear of late for the Cubs, going 5/19 with two homers over his last six games. He also has a team-high 12 homers this season and is 13th in the MLB with 39 RBIs. Morel’s 39 RBIs is also the best mark on the Cubs. Cody Bellinger and Michael Busch have also been solid power threats for the Cubs, as they are both tied for 2nd on the team with eight homers.

As a team, the Cubs are batting just .226 this season and are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. Their home and road scoring numbers are nearly identical, with the team averaging 4.2 runs per game on the road and 4.4 at home.

Cincinnati is hosting the Cubs today with a record of 31-33, and they have won six straight games, spanning the first two games of this series vs. the Cubs. The Reds are 6.5 games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead, and they are 3rd in the division standings.

At home, the Reds are 16-17 this season and 15-16 on the road. So far, they have been favored in 28 games, going 16-12 in those contests. As the underdog, the Reds are 15-21 this year, and they have won two straight at home as the favorite.

When playing at home, the Reds have a run line record of 14-19, compared to 21-10 on the road. Overall, their run line record is 35-29, with an average run margin of 0.2 runs per game. They are 14-14 against the run line as the favorite and 21-15 as the underdog. In their wins, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 3.8 runs per game, but in losses, they are being outscored by an average of 3.1 runs per game.

The Reds are back home tonight to take on the Cubs in a game with an over/under line of 9 runs. Cincinnati’s games have averaged 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 30-31. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, the Reds have gone 1-8-2. So far this season, 32.8% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9 runs.

Andrew Abbott Gets The Start For The Reds

Cincinnati is sending left-hander Andrew Abbott to the mound today vs. the Cubs. He has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 4-5 with an ERA of 3.39. Abbott’s WHIP for the season is 1.15, and he has turned in five quality starts. In his most recent outing, Abbott went six innings and got the win, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. Before that, he had given up at least one homer in three straight outings. Abbott has been much better at home, coming in with a 3.66 ERA compared to 3.4 on the road.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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Elly De La Cruz is the Reds’ top home run hitter this season, but he is batting just .237 for the season and has hit only .205 over his last 10 games. However, he does have two homers in that stretch. Spencer Steer and Jeimer Candelario are also tied for 2nd on the team with eight homers, with Steer leading the Reds with 40 RBIs. Candelario has gone 13/43 over his last 10 games.

As a team, the Reds are 12th in scoring at 4.4 runs per game. This includes averaging 4.7 runs per game on the road. Overall, they are batting just .228 and are 19th in team slugging percentage. Cincinnati’s offense has been patient at the plate, as they are 6th in walks and have the 12th best on-base percentage in the league.

Cubs vs Reds Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Cubs vs. Reds matchup is to take the Reds on the money line, with the payout sitting at -118. We have the Reds winning this one by a final score of 6-5.

Looking at today’s starters, Andrew Abbott is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which has him as the 15th best among today’s starters. As for the Cubs starter, Ben Brown, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which has him as the eighth worst among today’s starters.

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