Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs - 10/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (71-86) vs Cincinnati Reds (60-97)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Drew Smyly (7-8) (3.48) vs Nick Lodolo (4-7) (3.75)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -125 / Cincinnati Reds +105 --- 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 Saturday afternoon.

The Cincinnati Reds are 60-97 this season and have lost four games in a row. Cincinnati lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-1 on Friday afternoon. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.82 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 638 runs with a .236 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Kyle Farmer is batting .253 with 14 home runs and 76 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Nick Lodolo, who is 4-7 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 98.1 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 71-86 this season and have won five games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Chicago won all three of the games in their series against Philadelphia. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.07 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .245 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 629 runs with a .239 batting average and a .311 on base percentage this year. Ian Happ is batting .272 with 17 home runs and 71 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Drew Smyly, who is 7-8 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 103.1 innings pitched this season.

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Cincinnati is 17-39 in their last 56 game two’s of a series and 7-20 in their last 27 Saturday games. The under is 6-1 in Cincinnati’s last 7 game two’s of a series. Chicago is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 Saturday games.

The Cubs are playing very well right now and have outscored their opponents 22-7 in their last five games. Chicago is starting Drew Smyly, who has allowed eight earned runs over his last 14.1 innings pitched. For the Reds, Nick Lodolo has allowed seven runs over his last 17.1 innings pitched this season. I am going to continuing riding the Cubs, as they have looked very good lately.

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