Cubs at Reds 4/21/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Apr. 21, 2017
Latest Odds : CHC -170 Total 8.5
The Chicago Cubs will travel to Cincinnati on Friday to take on the Cubs for a three-game series. The Cubs are currently 2nd in the NL Central with a record of 8-7. Chicago is 5-5 over their last ten games and beat the Brewers in both of their last two games. The Cubs are 6-6 in Divisional game and 4-2 on the road.
Veteran arm Jon Lester will get the start for the Cubs. Lester is 0-0 on the season and has pitched 18 innings. Lester has seventeen strikeouts and five walks. Lester pitched 7 strong innings in his last start allowing no earned runs on three hits. The Cubs rank 13th in the MLB in runs per game and 10th in the league with a 3.57 team ERA.
The Cincinnati Reds currently control the top spot of the NL Central with a 9-6 record. The Reds are 6-4 over their last ten games and are 4-5 at home this season. Cincinnati is 6-4 in Divisional games this season but has won just six of their last twenty games against the Cubs.
Tim Adleman will climb the bump on Friday for the Reds. Adleman is 0-0 on the season and has pitched just 4 innings. Adleman has five strikeouts, no walks, and carries a 2.25 ERA. The Reds rank 7th in the MLB in runs per game and 5th in the league with 19 home runs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Cubs are 8-1 in Lesters last 9 starts vs. Reds.
Cubs are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Cincinnati.
Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games.
Free Betting Pick: Chicago Cubs -170
Lay it and play it with the Chicago Cubs in game-one of this series. Lester has been lights out this season and looks to earn his first win of the year. Tough start for Adleman on Friday with the Cubs in town. Lets back Lester and the Cubs as they should grab a quality road win and look to move to the top spot of the NL Central. Cubs win 4-1.