Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs MLB Baseball Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions
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Kyle Schwarber looks to homer for the fourth consecutive game when the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game home set against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon. Schwarber hit the game-winning blast in the 10th inning on Tuesday as the Cubs recorded a 4-3 victory to even the series at one win apiece.
Schwarber has recorded five extra-base hits during a modest four-game hitting streak during which he has gone 6-for-16. Robel Garcia belted a two-run shot and Kris Bryant also went deep as Chicago won for the sixth time in eight contests and hold a 2 1/2-game lead over Milwaukee in the National League Central. The Reds held an early 3-0 lead before squandering it and falling to 7-4 against the Cubs this season. Eugenio Suarez has homered in both games of the series and gone deep seven times over his last 12 contests as he leads the club with 23 blasts.
The fans at Great American Ball Park will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds when they take their seats on Tuesday.
Justin Verlander will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Right hander Verlander is 9-2 this season with a 2.50 ERA.
The Reds will counter Verlander with Anthony DeSclafani. Right hander DeSclafani has a 4.43 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -158-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total opened at 8.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Cincinnati at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Houston was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Chicago Cubs: Gray has won three consecutive decisions and is unbeaten over his last eight starts. The 29-year-old has been especially strong in his last three turns, allowing three runs and 13 hits over 21 1/3 innings while registering 27 strikeouts and issuing just five walks. Gray beat the Cubs on June 28, when he gave up two runs and four hits over 6 1/3 frames to improve to 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three career outings against the club.
Cincinnati Reds: Darvish is winless in 13 starts since prevailing on April 27 but has suffered just one setback during that stretch. The 32-year-old from Japan was solid against Pittsburgh on Friday, when he struck out eight batters while allowing two hits over six scoreless innings. Darvish has posted a 5.84 ERA and served up three homers in 12 1/3 frames over two starts against the Reds this season and is 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA in five career turns versus the team.
Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 48-25 SU|
|Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games|
Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends
|Team record: 32-38 SU|
|The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 13 games|
|Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home|
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