Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds are in the middle of a four-game series this weekend. In this piece, we take a look at the games left in the set and offer up our picks.
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- 01Reds favored to win Game 2
- 02Game 2 should be a pitcher's duel
- 03Cubs will battle back for Game 3 win
- 04Reds can win the series in Game 4
Reds favored to win Game 2
While the Cubs may be the better team on paper, Cincinnati certainly has the better matchup on Friday. The Reds will send newly-acquired starting pitcher Trevor Bauer to the bump, while Yu Darvish will get the start for the Cubs.
According to Sports Interaction, the Reds have 1.94 moneyline odds to win, while the Cubs are at 1.88. With Bauer on the hill, we'll take the Reds in this one.
Game 2 should be a pitcher's duel
With the over/under set at nine runs, you'd think the over would be a lock in this game. Well, think again. Bauer and Darvish are two veteran arms known for giving batters fits.
While Darvish's ERA is a concern at 4.36, he's given up a total of 11 earned runs in his last six starts. With the under of nine runs set at 1.86 odds, we think it ends up being a low-scoring affair.
Yu Darvish, Wicked 85mph Slider. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/IRN5rzHyVB— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 4, 2019
Cubs will battle back for Game 3 win
While we have the Reds coming out and winning Game 2, Game 3 on Saturday should be a different story for the Cubs.
Kyle Hendricks will pitch for Chicago, while Sonny Gray gets the nod for Cincy. Advantage Chicago.
Gray has been the definition of inconsistent, which is great news for the Cubs. We'll take them to win this one.
Reds can win the series in Game 4
Picking against the Cubs to lose the series may seem silly, but the Reds will send stud pitcher Luis Castillo to the mound on Sunday. Castillo has been brilliant this season, posting an 11-4 record and 2.63 ERA.
With Jon Lester struggling and pitching for the Cubs, we'll give the advantage to the Reds for Game 4, no doubt.