Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 6/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 6/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (28-45) vs Cincinnati Reds (25-47)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Keegan Thompson (7-2) (3.10) vs Luis Castillo (2-4) (3.71)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -110 / Cincinnati Reds -110 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.

The Cincinnati Reds are 25-47 this season and have lost eight of their last ten games. Cincinnati is coming off of a series win against San Francisco, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.36 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 314 runs with a .240 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Brandon Drury is batting .272 with 15 home runs and 38 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Luis Castillo, who is 2-4 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 51 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 28-45 this season and have won three of their last five games. Cincinnati is coming off of a series win against St. Louis, where they won two of the three games played. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.84 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 310 runs with a .245 batting average and a .320 on base percentage this year. Patrick Wisdom is batting .232 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Keegan Thompson, who is 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 61 innings pitched this season.

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Cincinnati is 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 games. The over is 5-1 in Cincinnati’s last 6 games. Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 5-15 in their last 20 games. The over is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 3-1-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings in Chicago.

Neither of these teams have been very good this year and both come into this matchup well below the .500 mark. Cincinnati has really struggled in their last 10 games, but did just take two out of three against a good San Francisco team. Cincinnati is starting Luis Castillo, who has allowed seven runs over his last 12 innings. For Chicago, Keegan Thompson has allowed only one run in his last 12 innings of work. I like Chicago in this game as I really like what I have seen from Thompson lately.

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