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Reds at Cubs 7/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Latest odds
CHC -130 O/U 8.5
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The Cincinnati Reds play game two of a three game series on the road Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds were defeated on Sunday by Colorado 10-9 and have lost four of the last five. Tyler Mahle absorbed the loss and is 2-10 after allowing 10 runs, with six earned, and 12 hits over just 4 1/3 innings. Mahle lost his fifth straight decision.

The Cubs won their third straight on Sunday by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 and completing a three-game sweep of their National League Central rivals. Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward all homered for the Cubs in the win. Chicago leads the NL Central by 2 ½ games over second place Milwaukee.
Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with a .282 batting average. Eugenio Suarez leads in home runs with 21, RBIs with 56 and hits with 82. Cincinnati is batting .239 while opponents are averaging .237. On Tuesday, the Reds will send Anthony DeSclafani to the mound. The right-hander is 5-4 with an ERA of 4.26, 90 Ks and 26 BBs.

Kris Bryant is leading the Cubs with a .296 batting average, while Javier Baez leads in hits with 107, in home runs with 22 and RBIs with 63. Chicago is averaging .256 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .248. On Tuesday, the Cubs will send Alec Mills to the mound. The right-hander will be making his 2019 debut with the Cubs.

Recent Betting Trends

Cincinnati is 1-4 in its last 5

The UNDER has cashed in 23 of the Reds last 33

Chicago is 5-1 in its last 6

The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Cubs last 13 versus an opponent with a losing record

Free MLB Pick:

Chicago Cubs -130

Cincinnati has lost 19 of its last 26 at Wrigley Field. The Reds have lost 4 of the last 5 overall and 6 of the last 7 played on the road. Chicago on the other hand has won each of its last 4 at home, 5 of its last 6 overall and 5 of its last 6 versus an opponent with a losing record. The Cubs have won 46 of the last 66 at home versus a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 7-4.

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