The Major League Baseball is back in action as the Chicago Cubs will clash with the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs will give the nod to Tyler Chatwood and the Reds will counter with Sal Romano.
Chicago Cubs Form Form
The Cubs were very solid this season as they are challenging for the top spot in the National Central Division. However, it seems that they are not in a good form as they have been suffering in the recent games against the Reds. They lost the first game with a score of 6-2. Their free fall continued as the lost the second game with a score of 6-3. And when everyone expected that they will bounce back, the Cubs got trashed by the Reds with a stunning score of 11-2. They need to improve if they want to get back to winning ways. The Cubs have averaged 4.95 runs per game and have allowed 3.26 runs per game on the road for the year.
Tyler Chatwood record against the Reds stands at 0-4 with a 4.18 ERA in five starts, including 0-2 with a 1.80 ERA in two starts here at Great American Ballpark.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cubs have been solid this season as they are placed on the 6th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.81 runs per game, while also being a 5th spot in hitting at .257 and 23rd place in homers with a total of 75 so far. On the mound, they have been one of the best teams as they are 2nd in the league in ERA at 3.21, while ranking 13th spot in WHIP at 1.27 and 19th place in K’s with 621.
Cincinnati Reds Form
The Reds did not have a good start of the season and it took some time for them to recover. They have been playing well in recent games and that improvement had a galvanizing effect on their results. The Reds have been superior in this series as they won the three games so far. They were especially dominant in the last game as they won in a convincing way with a score of 11-2. However, it is highly unlikely that the Reds will take part of the playoffs this year. The Reds have averaged 4.39 runs per game and have allowed 5.26 runs per game here at Great American Ballpark this year. Sal Romano record against the Cubs stands at 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Reds are placed on the 18th in the league in scoring, putting up 4.36 runs per game, while also holding the 7th place in hitting at .254 and 20th spot in homers with a total of 76. On the mound, they have been poor in as they are placed on the 26th spot in the league in ERA at 4.80, while also holding the 27th place in WHIP at 1.43 and 24th in K’s with 575.
It seems that the Reds are on fire lately. They have been dominant in these series and that came as a surprise to many. However, I believe that the Cubs will bounce back in this game. Go for the Cubs in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds on 6/24/2018 is: Take the Chicago Cubs -160 (money line bet)
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