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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 6-9-24 Picks

Chicago Cubs (31-34) vs. Cincinnati Reds (32-33)
June 9, 2024 1:40 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +113 / Chicago Cubs -133; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 9th at the Great American Ballpark. 

Cubs Continue to Struggle

The Cubs have struggled heading into this game and they have lost three games in a row. Over the last three games they have scored only nine runs total and that has been the issue. On Saturday the Cubs offense scored three runs, but the pitching gave up four runs. Ben Brown got the start and he went four innings giving up three htis and three runs.  The Cubs are averaging 4.31 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.55 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. Christopher Morel is having a huge strong season hitting 12 home runs and driven in 39 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cubs will be Shota Imagana and he sits with a 5-1 record and an ERA of 1.88. In his last start against the White Sox he went 4.1 innings giving up seven hits and five runs. Only one of those was an earned runs. 

Reds Look to Move Back to .500

The Reds are looking to move back to .500 and they come into this game with a 32-33 record overall. The Reds scored only four runs on Saturday, but that was enough for the one run victory. TJ Friedl hit a home run and drove in three RBis. The Reds are averaging 4.4 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.14 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. They do have a positive run differential of 0.26 which is 10th. Elly De La Cruz has hit 11 home runs and driven in 29 RBIs. Getting the start for the Reds will be Frankie Montas who sits with a 3-4 record and an ERA of 4.00. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies he went seven innings giving up one hit and zero runs. 

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

The Cubs have had struggles in this series, and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Reds are going to find success against Shota Imagana. In his last start he gave up five runs and he’s going to really struggle here. Montas in his last start gave up zaero runs and he’s going to dominate again here. The Cubs bats are going to be ice cold here, and the Reds will get the job done on the money line. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Reds ML +113

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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