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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 10/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago Cubs (73-87) vs. Cincinnati Reds (61-99)
October 5, 2022 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +105 / Chicago Cubs -115; Over/Under: +8
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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds meet Wednesday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. This will be the finale in a lengthy six-game series, and the end of the regular season. The Cubs won three of the first four games in this set, then on Tuesday the Reds managed a one-run win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.

Chicago rolled through the first three games of this series with wins 6-1, 2-1 and 8-1 before taking a 3-1 loss on Monday. On Tuesday the Cubs fell 3-2 on just three team hits. Starter Javier Assad put up 5.1 clean frames with four hits and a walk. 

Starter for the Wednesday game will be Chicago’s Adrian Sampson. In his 20 games (18 starts) Sampson is 4-5 with a 3.10 ERA. In 101.2 innings he has 35 earned on 97 hits and 26 walks with 70 Ks. 

Over on the Reds’ side, they scored twice in the third inning on the way to the victory Monday. In the Tuesday matchup, Cincinnati fought through two team errors on the way to six hits in the win. Luis Cessa went 5.0 innings in the start with one earned, one hit and one walk.

Graham Ashcraft will take the mound for the Reds on Wednesday. Over 18 starts so far Ashcraft is 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA. In 99.2 innings he has 50 earned on 115 hits and 25 walks with 67 Ks. 

PICK: I’m going to stick with the Cubs. Sampson is on a nice run to finish off the season. In his last three games Sampson has put up just three earned in 19.0 innings on 15 hits and three walks. As for Ashcraft, he’s given up nine earned over his last two starts in 6.2 innings on 14 hits and two walks. The Cubs should have some offensive opportunities here. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Chicago Cubs -115

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