Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds - 10/3/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (60-99) vs Chicago Cubs (73-86)
Game Info: Monday, October 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Hunter Greene (4-13) (4.66) vs Hayden Wesneski (3-1) (2.33)
Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -130 / Chicago Cubs +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Cubs will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of their series at Great American Ball Park on Monday night.
The Chicago Cubs are 73-86 this season and have won seven games in a row. Chicago defeated Cincinnati in all three of their games played at Wrigley Field over the weekend. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 639 runs with a .239 batting average and a .311 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .275 with 17 home runs and 72 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Hayden Wesneski, who is 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 27 innings pitched this season.
The Cincinnati Reds are 60-99 this season and have lost six games in a row. Prior to their series loss against the Cubs over the weekend, Cincinnati lost all three games played against the Pirates. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.83 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 640 runs with a .235 batting average and a .303 on base percentage this year. Kyle Farmer is batting .253 with 14 home runs and 77 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 4-13 with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 119.2 innings pitched this season.
Chicago is 4-0 in their last 4 games against the NL Central and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The under is 5-1-1 in Chicago’s last 7 games following a win. Cincinnati is 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 Monday games. The under is 5-1 in Cincinnati’s last 6 home games. Chicago is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.
Chicago has been red hot lately and has won seven games in a row. Cincinnati has lost six games in a row and is tied for the second worst record in the NL. Chicago is starting Hayden Wesneski, who has allowed four runs over his last 18.1 innings pitched. For the Reds, Hunter Greene has allowed two earned runs over his last 23 innings pitched. I like the Reds in this game.
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