Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 6/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 6/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (28-46) vs Cincinnati Reds (26-47)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (2-5) (4.59) vs Hunter Greene (3-8) (5.66)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -135 / Cincinnati Reds +115 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their series at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.

The Cincinnati Reds are 26-47 this season and have won three of their last four games. Cincinnati won Game 1 of this series by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday night. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.32 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 319 runs with a .241 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Brandon Drury is batting .276 with 15 home runs and 39 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 3-8 with a 5.66 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 70 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 28-46 this season and have alternated wins and losses in their last seven games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Chicago won two out of the three games played against the Cardinals. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.85 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 313 runs with a .245 batting average and a .321 on base percentage this year. Patrick Wisdom is batting .228 with 14 home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 2-5 with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP over 64.2 innings pitched this season.

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Cincinnati is 18-36 in their last 54 road games and 5-16 in their last 21 Wednesday games. The over is 6-1 in Cincinnati’s last 7 game two’s of a series. Chicago is 21-50 in their last 71 home games and 8-22 in their last 30 game two’s of a series. The over is 19-9-1 in Chicago’s last 29 game two’s of a series. The under is 4-1-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings in Chicago.

Both of these teams have struggled this season and both starting pitchers in this matchup have elevated ERA’s. Hunter Greene has allowed 10 runs over his last 10 innings for the Reds. For the Cubs, Justin Steele has allowed seven runs over his last 10.2 innings pitched. Steele has been better than Greene has been, so I am taking the Cubs at home.

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