Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (56-74) at Chicago Cubs (75-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Luis Castillo (7-10) (4.86) vs. J Quintana (10-9) (4.36)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -190 / Cincinnati Reds +178 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
NL Central MLB features the Chicago Cubs hosting the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.
The Cincinnati Reds opened their series at the Cubs with a 3-2, ten inning loss on Friday. Cincinnati starter Matt Harvey allowed a run over 5.1 frames with Jared Hughes surrendering a solo bomb in the 6th before Raisel Iglsias served up a walk off homer in the 10th.
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The Reds were held to just four hits and a pair of walks with Eugenio Suarez clubbing a solo homer while Phillip Ervin doubled in Mason Williams.
Cincinnati hands the ball to Luis Castillo for Saturday’s start at Chicago. Castillo defeated San Francisco 11-4 last time out with three runs scoring (one earned) in 6.2 innings.
The Chicago Cubs leaned heavily on their pitching to squeeze out an extra inning victory against visiting Cincinnati. Chicago starter Alec Mills gave up a run over 5.2 frames before Pedro Strop blew the save with a homer given up in the 9th. Jesse Chavez got the win for the Cubs with a scoreless 10th.
The Cubbies banged out seven hits and walked three times with Daniel Murphy and David Bote smacking solo homers while Javier Baez singled in Willson Contreras.
Jose Quintana draws the starting assignment against visiting Cincinnati. Quintana comes off of a 2-1 defeat (ND) where he gave up a run on four hits over five frames.
Under is 6-2 in Cincinnati last 8 overall and under is 6-2 in Cincinnati last 8 on grass and under is 7-3 in Cincinnati last 10 road games. Over is 8-3 in Chicago last 11 Saturday games and under is 20-8 in Chicago last 28 overall and under is 20-8 in Chicago last 28 on grass. Over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago and Cincinnati are 10-26 in the last 36 meetings in Chicago.
Both pitchers can look unbeatable and sometimes erratic so the question is which side do we see…