Cubs vs. Reds - 9/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (53-76) at Chicago Cubs (74-55)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
A DeSclafani (7-10) (3.84) vs. D Haren (8-9) (3.90)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -150 / Cincinnati Reds +140 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs play game two Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Reds have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 139 hits and 65 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 129 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last seven road games. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he’s 7-10 with a 3.84 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 133 hits and 78 RBI while Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant have combined for 117 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last six home games. Dan Haren takes the hill, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.90 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Haren is 5-4 with a 4.26 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in DeSclafanis last 4 starts. The Cubs are 14-3 in their last 17 games as a home favorite and 38-18 in their last 56 games as a favorite. The Reds are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings.
For the most part, Haren has been solid all season long. Add that to the fact the Cubs have been red hot and have been even better at home. Along with the fact the Reds have been brutal in the month of August. Give me the Cubbies to even up this series.