Reds vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/6

Reds vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/6

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Cubs aim to move above .500, while the Reds look to extend their winning streak.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 6, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM
  • Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Coverage: MLBN

Team Breakdown:

Chicago Cubs:

The Cubs have a 31-31 record, with a 13-18 record away. Javier Assad is the probable starting pitcher for Chicago.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Christopher Morel (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Mike Tauchman (.269 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christopher Morel (37 RBI)

The Cubs rely on a balanced lineup and solid pitching, with Assad having a strong season so far with a 2.27 ERA.

Cincinnati Reds:

The Reds have a 29-33 record, and are 14-17 at home. Hunter Greene is the starting pitcher for Cincinnati.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Elly De La Cruz (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Spencer Steer (.247 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Spencer Steer (40 RBI)

Despite a few standout players, the Reds' overall performance has been inconsistent this season.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CHC (31-31) +110 o9.5 (+115) +1.5 (-180)
CIN (29-33) -130 u9.5 (-135) -1.5 (+150)

Prediction:

The prediction for this matchup is that the Chicago Cubs will win. Here are the reasons:

First, Javier Assad has been a standout pitcher for the Cubs this season, boasting a 2.27 ERA and a 4-1 record. His ability to control the game and limit runs will be crucial against the Reds.

Second, the Cubs have been playing well recently, winning two of their last three games. Their recent form includes a 7-6 victory over the White Sox, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure.

Third, the Reds have been inconsistent, despite their recent two-game winning streak. Hunter Greene, while solid, has a higher ERA (3.44) and has allowed more walks (30) compared to Assad.

Additionally, the Cubs' lineup, led by Christopher Morel and Mike Tauchman, provides a balanced offensive threat that can capitalize on the Reds' pitching weaknesses.

Pick: Chicago Cubs (+110)

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