The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs meet Saturday in MLB action atWrigley Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Reds have won 7 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jonathan India leads the Reds with 54 hits and 19 RBI, while Spencer Steer and Tyler Stephenson have combined for 97 hits and 44 RBI. Brandon Williamson gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. This will be Williamson’s first career game against the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Chicago Cubs have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Cubs have lost 16 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 52 hits and 24 RBI, while Ian Happ and Dansby Swanson have combined for 100 hits and 40 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 8.10 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Taillon is 4-5 with a 4.44 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The over is 4-1 in Reds last 5 overall. The over is 13-3-1 in Cubs last 17 overall. The Reds are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The Chicago Cubs should be favored as they're the better team and at home. Brandon Williamson is also a young pitcher making just his third career start. However, this is quite a steep price with a Cubs' offense that's been dead these last few days and Jameson Taillon on the mound, a pitcher who has an ERA over 8 and a WHIP of 1.73. I'll take a stab with the Reds and the big plus money.