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Reds vs. Cubs - 10/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (92-65) at Cincinnati Reds (63-94)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

J Hammel (9-7) (3.86) vs. John Lamb (1-4) (5.40)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +129 / Chicago Cubs -139 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSCh

The Chicago Cubs look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds Thursday afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won eight straight when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 158 hits and 95 RBI while Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler have combined for 144 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five straight road games. Jason Hammel gets the ball, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.86 ERA and 167 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 0-1 with a 4.87 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

Reds vs. Cubs - 10/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds need a win to snap an 11-game losing streak. The Reds have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Reds have lost 12 straight when scoring three or less runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 167 hits and 78 RBI while Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce have combined for 174 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost seven straight home games. John Lamb takes the hill, and he’s 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This is Lamb’s first career game against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-7 in Hammels last 9 starts with 4 days of rest. The Reds are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Lambs last 5 home starts. The Cubs are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cincinnati.

We've been fading the Reds during this entire losing streak, and it's paid off and then some. No reason to jump off the money train now, right?

Look for the Cubs to complete the sweep. 

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Chicago Cubs -139

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