Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 8/30/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 8/30/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jim Owens-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (19-13) at Cincinnati Reds (14-18)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Tyler Chatwood (2-2) (6.06) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (1-1) (4.43)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -145 / Chicago Cubs +125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds face off on Sunday in a National League Central showdown. On Saturday the Cubs won the first game, but in game two the Reds got some revenge winning 6-5. 

The Cubs were playing some really good baseball early in the season but as of late there have been some more struggles losing two of their last four games. One o f the big issues for the Cubs is their offense has been inconsistent at times and in this game they need a good outing from Tyler Chatwood. In the second game on Saturday Ian Happ and David Bote both drove in two runs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Reds whos offense has been an issue most of the season but in the second game on Saturday they were able to score two runs. In four of the last five games the Reds have scored six runs. Nick Castellanos has been the best offensive player this season for the Reds driving in 23 runs and hitting 10 home runs.

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Tyler Chatwood will get the start for the Cubs and coming into this game he sits with a 2p2 record and an ERA of 6.06. On the season Chatwood has had 25 strikeouts. 

On the mound for the Reds will be Luis Castillo who comes into this game with an 0-4 record but his ERA isn’t terrible sitting at 3.62. 

The over is 13-4 in the Cubs last 17 road games. The over is 8-3 in the Cubs last 11 games played on grass. The under is 6-2 in the Reds last eight games on grass. The under is 7-1-1 in the Reds last nine games played on Sunday. The under is 6-2 in the Reds last eight games overall.

Even though Castillo doesn’t have a win yet this season this is the perfect chance for them to pick it up. Look for the Reds to run up the score against Chatwood and they will have no issue coming away with a blowout victory. IN terms of the side it’s a lean to the over to cash.

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