Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 9/8/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Reds (18-23) at Chicago Cubs (24-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)
Tyler Mahle (1-1) (3.90) vs. Alec Mills (3-3) (5.50)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -113 / Cincinnati Reds +103 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Reds have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 35 hits and 27 RBI while Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez have combined for 62 hits and 45 RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.90 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Mahle is 3-1 with a 3.57 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Cubs have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Cubs have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Ian Happ leads the Cubs with 41 hits and 24 RBI while Javier Baez and Willson Contreras have combined for 64 hits and 37 RBI. Alec Mills gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.50 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Mills is 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 21-8 in their last 29 during game 1 of a series and 3-9 in their last 12 home games. The under is 4-1 in Reds last 5 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Cubs last 5 overall. The Reds are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Chicago.
Alec Mills has allowed 21 runs and 33 hits in his last 31.2 innings while Tyler Mahle has allowed 11 runs and 14 hits in his last 26 innings. The Chicago Cubs are playing the better baseball, but the Reds have the pitching advantage in this matchup, especially with Mahle allowing a .187 batting average and .276 on base percentage through 30 innings. I'll take a shot with the Reds and the slight plus money in this contest.