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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / Cincinnati Reds -125 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
WLS, FSOH
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The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds meet Saturday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.

The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 92 hits and 52 RBI while Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 159 hits and 97 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.50 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 3-4 with a 4.50 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds need a win as well after losing four of their last five games. The Reds have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with 73 hits and 30 RBI while Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto have combined for 138 hits and 65 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 2.56 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Castillo is 3-1 with a 3.75 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 0-4 in Quintanas last 4 road starts and 0-6 in Quintanas last 6 starts. The Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games and 14-6 in Castillos last 20 home starts. The Cubs are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Cincinnati, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and 1-4 in Quintanas last 5 starts vs. Reds. The under is 16-5 in Castillos last 21 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 overall.

The Chicago Cubs haven't won a game with Quintana on the mound since May 21, and he's allowed 30 hits and 18 earned runs in his last 25.1 innings. On the road this season, Quintana has a 4.93 ERA and a .288 allowed batting average. Castillo has been money pretty much all season for the Reds, and he has a 2.01 ERA and a .164 allowed batting average through 49.1 innings at home. The Reds have a clear pitching edge in this contest and they need to take advantage of this home series to chip away in the standings. I like the Reds to get another against the Cubbies.

Pick:
Cincinnati Reds -125

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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