Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds 9/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds
Cincinnati Reds (71-80) at Chicago Cubs (66-84)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Daniel Corcino (R) (0-0) (0.00) vs. Kyle Hendricks (R) (6-2) (2.515)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -124 / Cincinnati Reds +114 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, CSN-Chicago
The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Wednesday at Wrigley field for game three of their series.
The Chicago Cubs are looking to hot next season with a lot of momentum and they continued to build that momentum with another win over the Reds on Tuesday. Jorge Soler had two hits including a home run, Chris Coghlan had two hits, and Luis Valbuena had a hit as the Cubs scored seven runs on six hits. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta allowed one run and struck out 13 over 9.0 innings to get the win to go to 9-5 or the season. For Wednesday’s game the Cubs start Kyle Hendricks who took a loss in hos last start. For the season Hendricks has allowed 60 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 39 over 68 innings for a 6-2 record and a 2.38 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t get their bat on the ball for the second night in a row as they lost again to the Cubs. Brandon Phillips had a hit and Billy Hamilton had a walk and those were the only two Reds to reach base. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto allowed five hits and six runs while striking out eight over 5.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 18-9 for the season. For Wednesday’s game the Reds start Daniel Corcino who makes his second start of the year. For the season Corcino has allowed six hits and five runs while striking out seven over 8.2 innings for a 5.19 ERA.
Chicago is 8-3 in their last 11 home games, 3-5 against the NL Central, and 7-1 in Hendricks’ last eight starts. Cincinnati is 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog, 4-10 against a team with a losing record, and 4-22 as a road underdog. Cincinnati is 40-16 in their last 56 games with Chicago.
I look for the young guns to battle on the mound and for runs to be scarce as this one stays under.
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