Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds - 6/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (27-32) at Chicago Cubs (32-26)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Leake (3-4) (4.29) vs. K Hendricks (2-2) (3.96)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -152 / Cincinnati Reds +142 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds face off in game two of their series at Wrigley Field.
The Cincinnati Reds have faltered early and are just trying to reach the .500 mark and go from there. The Reds took another positive step in Friday in a 5-4, ten win at Wrigley Field. Ace Johnny Cueto allowed all four runs on seven hits while striking out nine over seven frames before JJ Hover and Aroldis Chapman tossed three scoreless innings. The Reds produced nine hits and walked four times with Todd Frazier going 2-5 with a homer and two RBI’s and three runs while Ivan De Jesus drove in a run and scored. Cincinnati sends Mike Leake to the hill to oppose the Cubs for the third time in 2015. Leake is coming off of a 6-4 win versus Philadelphia with three runs scored (two earned) on ten hits in six innings.
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The Chicago Cubs are playing as well as we have seen in many years and are currently second in the National League Central. The Cubs had won four of five before falling to Cincinnati in their series opener as the bats and arms came up just short. Starter Jason Hammel was charged with four runs (two earned) on seven hits and a trio of BB through five frames before Hector Rondon gave up an unearned run in the 10th to take the loss. The Cubbies totaled eight hits and three walks with Starlin Castro clubbing a two run bomb while Kris Bryant and Chris Coghlan logged two hits apiece with each scoring. Kyle Hendricks is slated to take the mound against visiting Cincinnati on Saturday. Hendricks had an uneven performance in a 6-3 win at Washington with three runs allowed (two earned) on six hits over five frames with 84 pitches
The over is 10-2 in Cincinnati’s last 12 overall and is 10-2 in their last 12 on grass while the Reds are 18-48 in their last 66 road games. The under is 6-2 in Chicago’s last 8 home games while the Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 8-1 in Hendricks' last 9 home starts. Cincinnati are 6-2 in Leake’s last 8 starts versus Chicago. I’ll back the Reds because of the odds but I won’t touch it myself…