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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 6-2-24 Picks

Cincinnati Reds (25-32) vs. Chicago Cubs (28-30)
June 2, 2024 2:20 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Cubs -115 / Cincinnati Reds -103; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs meet Sunday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Cincinnati Reds will send out Nick Lodolo for the start here and is 4-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. In his career, Lodolo is 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA and 11 strikeouts against the Cubs. Ben Brown will start for the Cubs here and is 1-1 with a 2.72 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season.

Cincinnati Reds Recap

The Cincinnati Reds come into this one looking to bounce back after taking a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Cubs in Saturday’s matchup. The loss put the Reds at risk of taking back-to-back series loss after their series loss at the hands of the Cardinals earlier in the week.

Reds Still Dealing With Inconsistent Offense

Elly De La Cruz leads the Reds with 50 hits, 9 home runs and 24 RBIs with 32 stolen bases along with a .238 batting average as well. Spencer Steer has a team-high 35 RBIs with 13 doubles and 11 stolen bases while Will Benson also has 11 doubles with 8 stolen bases but leads the Reds with 76 strikeouts so far this season. Jeimer Candelario also has a team-leading 13 doubles as well this season for Cincinnati.

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

  • The Cubs have lost each of their last seven games as favorites against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Reds have won five of their last six games as underdogs against NL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 10 day games against National League opponents.
  • The Reds have covered the run line in each of their last six games as underdogs against NL Central opponents following a loss.

Chicago Cubs Recap

The Chicago Cubs come into this one looking to win the rubber match of the set after emerging victorious in Saturday’s matchup. The win gives the Cubs the chance to bounce back from series losses to the Brewers, Cardinals and Braves over the last week and a half.

Cubs Still Looking For Consistent Offense Of Their Own

Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 51 hits, 13 doubles and a .259 batting average while Christopher Morel has a team-high 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. Michael Busch has 8 homers with 23 RBIs but also has the unfortunate distinction of leading the Cubs with 67 strikeouts as well this season. Cody Bellinger also has 8 homers and 26 RBIs as well this season.

Why the Chicago Cubs will win

  • The Reds have lost seven of their last eight day games following a loss.
  • The Cubs have won seven of their last eight day games against the Reds following a home win.
  • The Reds have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games at Wrigley Field.
  • The Cubs have covered the run line in each of their last four games as favorites against the Reds following a home win.
  • The Reds have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Reds have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five Sunday games against National League opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’m on the under in this one. Nick Lodolo has had a history of pitching much better on the road as a lot of Reds pitchers have getting away from Great American Ballpark, and Ben Brown was rock solid in his last start and I think he can have a solid start in this game as well against a Reds team that’s still trying to find themselves offensively. I think this is going to be a bit of a pitcher’s duel, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 7.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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