Reds vs. Cubs - 9/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (91-65) at Cincinnati Reds (63-93)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
J Lester (10-12) (3.43) vs. A DeSclafani (9-12) (3.91)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +139 / Chicago Cubs -149 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds play game two Wednesday night.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 156 hits and 95 RBI while Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler have combined for 144 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won four straight road games. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he’s 10-12 with a 3.43 ERA and 198 strikeouts this season. Lester is 0-0 with a 4.74 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds need a win to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Reds have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Reds have lost 11 straight when scoring three or less runs. The Cincinnati Reds have lost six straight home games. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 167 hits and 78 RBI while Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier have combined for 156 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill, and he’s 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Lesters last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. The Reds are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in DeSclafanis last 9 starts. The Cubs are 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
Different day, same result. The Reds are unbackable during this epic losing streatch, as they're just waiting for the offseason and the fans have stopped coming to the games. Look for the Cubs to keep rolling.