Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds - 6/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (28-33) at Chicago Cubs (33-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
A DeSclafani (5-4) (3.53) vs. J Lester (4-5) (4.25)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -172 / Cincinnati Reds +162 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Sunday at Wrigley Field on ESPN”s Sunday Night Baseball.
The Chicago Cubs bounced back from their loss on Friday beating the Reds on Saturday in a game delayed by weather. Miguel Montero hit a home run, Kris Bryant had three hits, and Mike Baxter had two hits as the Cubs scored four runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks allowed four hits and a run while striking out seven over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Jason Motte eventually got the win to go to 3-1 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Cubs start Jon Lester who has allowed 83 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 70 over 72 innings for a 4-5 record and a 4.25 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds were unable to follow up on Friday’s win as they lost on Saturday in Chicago. Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez each hit home runs and Kristopher Negron had two hits as the Reds scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Mike Leake allowed five hits and three runs while striking out one over 5.0 innings to not get a decision as Tony Cingrani took the loss to fall to 0-3 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Reds start Anthony DeScalfani who has allowed 65 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 48 over 71.1 innings for a 5-4 record and a 3.53 ERA.
Chicago is 5-1 as a favorite, 14-30 in Sunday games, and 0-4 in Lester’s last four starts. Cincinnati is 25-52 as an underdog, 2-7 in their last nine Sunday games, and 0-4 on the road against a left-handed starter. Cincinnati is 1-6 in their last seven games against Chicago.
Lester has been a disaster and the one of the most over rated and over paid players in the game and we see why that is the case again here as the Reds win on ESPN.