Cubs vs Reds Picks and Prediction – 6/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 06/08/2024 at 9:00 PM ET

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 06/09/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/9/2024, 5:40 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CHC -125 ; O/U 8.5

Cubs vs Reds Prediction

The Chicago Cubs conclude a four-game series on the road Sunday versus the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago dropped to 31-33 following its 3-2 loss to the Reds on Friday in the opening game of the series. Chicago has lost two straight and the Cubs have fallen into a tie for second with Cincinnati in the National League Central, 6 ½ games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. Make sure you stay up to date with all the MLB action, with our MLB predictions.

Mike Tauchman is batting .268 to lead Chicago and has a team-high .372 on-base percentage, while Nico Hoerner is the leader in hits with 53. Christopher Morel is the leader in home runs with 12 and RBI with 39. Chicago has a team batting average of .226 and a slugging percentage of .371. On Sunday, Chicago will send Shota Imanaga to the mound. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 1.88 ERA, 65 Ks and 10 BBs. 

The Cincinnati Reds improved to 31-33 following their one-run victory over Chicago on Friday. Nick Lodolo gave up just one run in six innings of work on the mound, and Tyler Stevenson had a two-run double to lead the surging Reds to the win. Cincinnati has won six straight and is tied for second with the Cubs in the NL Central, 6 ½ games behind first place. 

Jonathan India is batting .240 to lead Cincinnati and is the leader in on-base percentage at .356. Spencer Steer is the leader in RBI with 40 and Elly De La Cruz is the leader in home runs with 11 and hits with 56. Cincinnati has a team batting average of .228 and a slugging percentage of .374. On Sunday, Cincinnati will send Frankie Montas to the mound. The right-hander is 3-4 with a 4.00 ERA, 42 Ks and 20 BBs.

Our Free MLB Pick for Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs

Cubs vs Reds Pick

Chicago will pick up a victory on the road Sunday versus Cincinnati, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in six of Cincinnati's last seven played at home. Chicago starter Shota Imanaga is coming off a strong outing in which the left-hander allowed one run on seven hits across 4 ⅓ innings, while Cincinnati starter Frankie Montas gave up no runs on one hit across seven Innings last time out. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win but our best play is UNDER 4-2.

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