Reds vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/7

Reds vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/7

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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. Both teams are vying for position in the competitive National League Central.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 7, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM
  • Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Team Breakdown:

Chicago Cubs:

The Cubs hold a 31-32 record, with a 13-19 record on the road. Justin Steele will start as the pitcher for Chicago.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Christopher Morel (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Mike Tauchman (.265 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christopher Morel (39 RBI)

The Cubs are looking to bounce back after a recent loss, and their offense, led by Christopher Morel, aims to make an impact against the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds:

The Reds have a 30-33 record, with a 15-17 home record. Nick Lodolo is set to start as the pitcher for Cincinnati.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Elly De La Cruz (11 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jonathan India (.244 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Spencer Steer (40 RBI)

Nick Lodolo has been solid on the mound for the Reds, and their offense, featuring Elly De La Cruz and Jonathan India, looks to continue producing runs.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CHC (31-32) -105 o8.5 (-130) -1.5 (+160)
CIN (30-33) -115 u8.5 (+110) +1.5 (-190)

Prediction:

The prediction for this matchup is that the total runs will exceed 8.5. Here are the reasons:

Firstly, both teams have potent offenses capable of scoring runs in bunches. The Cubs have hitters like Christopher Morel, while the Reds feature Elly De La Cruz and Jonathan India.

Secondly, neither starting pitcher, Justin Steele for the Cubs nor Nick Lodolo for the Reds, has been particularly dominant this season, suggesting that both lineups may find success at the plate.

Lastly, recent matchups between these teams have seen high-scoring affairs, indicating a trend towards games with plenty of offensive action.

Pick: Over 8.5 (-130)

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