Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 5/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 5/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Cincinnati Reds (13-30) vs Chicago Cubs (18-25)

Game Info: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Hunter Greene (1-6) (5.49) vs Justin Steele (1-4) (3.82)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +100 / Chicago Cubs -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 4 of their series at Great American Ballpark on Thursday afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs are 18-25 this season and have won three of their last four games. Chicago won games 1 and 2 in this series by scores of 7-4 and 11-4. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.95 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 187 runs with a .234 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .274 with four home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 1-4 with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 33 innings pitched this season.

The Cincinnati Reds are 13-30 this season and have lost four of their last six games. Cincinnati won Game 3 of this series by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.71 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 167 runs with a .217 batting average and a .291 on base percentage this year. Tommy Pham is batting .226 with five home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 1-6 with a 5.49 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 39.1 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 Thursday games. The under is 4-0-1 in Chicago’s last 5 Thursday games. Cincinnati is 6-2 in their last 8 game 4’s of a series and 6-11 in their last 17 home games. The over is 22-9-1 in Cincinnati’s last 32 home games. The under is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

The Reds continue to be one of the worst teams in baseball and only have 13 wins on the season. Hunter Greene is starting for the Reds and he has actually been pretty good in his last three starts, allowing four runs over 18.2 innings. For the Cubs, Justin Steele has been solid in his last few starts and is coming off of an outing where he allowed 0 runs and 1 hit over 5 innings against the Diamondbacks. I like the under in this matchup with the recent performance of both starters.

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