Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 9/10/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 9/10/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds (18-24) at Chicago Cubs (25-18)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Wrigley Field)

Sonny Gray (5-2) (3.19) vs. Adbert Alzolay (0-1) (2.08)

The Line: Chicago Cubs +125 / Cincinnati Reds -135 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs face off on Thursday in a National League Central showdown at Wrigley Field. On Wednesday, it was a pitchers duel with the Reds coming away with a 3-0 victory. 

The Reds weren’t sellers at the trade deadline, but if they want to make the playoffs they are going to need to find success soon, and their win on Wednesday was a good start. All season the Reds offense has been an issue and even in their last inw they were only able to score three runs.Nick Castellanos has been the best player for the Reds hitting 12 home runs and driving 27 RBI’s. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who had won two games in a row before losing their game on Wednesday. Even with the success, over the last two games they have scored only three runs total. Over the last seven games the Cubs haven’t scored more than five runs. Ian Happ has been the best player for the Cubs hitting12 home runs and driving in 24 RBI’s. David BOte has also hit five home runs and driven in 22 RBI’s. 

Sonny Gray will get the start for the Reds and coming into this game he sits with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 3.19. In 42.1 innings, Gray has given up 32 hits. 

On the mound for the Cubs will be Adbert Alzolay who has pitched 8.2 innings has one loss but has a low ERA of 2.09. 

The under is 23-8 in the Reds last 31 road games. The over is 6-2-1 in Gray’s last nine road starts. The Cubs are 59-27 in their last 87 games played on Thursday. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between the Reds and Cubs. The Reds are 16-36 in their last 52 meetings in Chicago against the Cubs. 

Alzoolay might have a loss, but he has been good and he will find success against the Reds in this game. Look for a low scoring game that has no issue staying well under the posted. The Cubs are also a strong play.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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