Reds at Cubs - 6/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (27-31) at Chicago Cubs (30-26)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Lorenzen (1-1) (3.29) vs. T Wada (0-1) (4.19)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -157 / Cincinnati Reds +147 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-OH, CSN-CHI
The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Reds have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Reds have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Todd Frazier leads Cincinnati with 65 hits and 37 RBI while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips have combined for 60 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost six of their last seven road games. Michael Lorenzen gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 68 hits and 37 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 61 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost four of their last six home games. Tsuyoshi Wada takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Wada’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 18-47 in their last 65 road games. The Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 2-7 in Wadas last 9 starts. The Reds are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Chicago and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Reds have owned the Cubs in Chicago over the years. The Reds also head into this series on a bit of a nice winning streak. I like the value of the Reds and the plus money in this spot.