Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 8/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (44-67) vs Chicago Cubs (46-65)

Game Info: Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Graham Ashcraft (5-2) (3.94) vs Adrian Sampson (0-3) (3.83)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -110 / Chicago Cubs -110 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of their series at Great American Ball Park on Saturday night. Game 1 of this series was played at The Field of Dreams in Iowa on Thursday, with Chicago winning 4-2.

The Chicago Cubs are 46-65 this season and have won three of their last four games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Chicago won two out of three games against the Nationals. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 458 runs with a .244 batting average and a .318 on base percentage. Patrick Wisdom is batting .220 with 20 home runs and 52 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Adrian Sampson, who is 0-3 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 49.1 innings pitched this season.

The Cincinnati Reds are 44-67 this season and have lost four games in a row. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Cincinnati lost all three games in their series against the Mets. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.04 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 468 runs with a .238 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this year. Joey Votto is batting .217 with 11 home runs and 41 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Graham Ashcraft, who is 5-2 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 80 innings pitched this season.

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Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 games against right-handed starting pitcher and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 road games. Cincinnati is 7-3 in their last 10 games following an off day and 5-15 in their last 20 Saturday games. The under is 9-2 in Cincinnati’s last 11 games. Chicago is 9-4 in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings.

Chicago was able to win the first game of this series, which was played in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. For this game, Chicago is starting Adrian Sampson, who has allowed eight runs in his last 16.1 innings pitched. For the Reds, Graham Ashcraft has allowed one earned run in his last 14 innings pitched. Ashcraft has pitched very well in his last few starts for Cincinnati and I think that will continue here. I am taking the Reds at home.

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