Cubs vs Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 4/4/23

Cincinnati Reds (3-1) vs Chicago Cubs (1-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Luis Cessa (0-0) (0.00) vs Hayden Wesneski (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +105 / Chicago Cubs -132 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will play game two of their three-game set this Tuesday evening from Wrigley Field. The Reds took the first game after controlling the lead over the final four innings, 7-6. 

Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago is 1-3 after losing to Cincinnati last night. The Cubs have dropped three straight since defeating Milwaukee on Opening Day, and they’ll look to respond here. Chicago is batting .213 at the plate, while pitching with a 4.00 ERA. New addition Dansby Swanson has recorded three hits in three of the first four games. 

Hayden Wesneski will get the call for Chicago. The second-year pitcher had a solid month of September after coming up from the minors last season, posting a 3-2 record, with a 2.18 ERA, and with 33 strikeouts. Wesneski did earn one of his wins against the Reds last season, and he tossed 14 strikeouts in two appearances against them.

Reds Betting Preview

Cincinnati comes in at 3-1 after defeating Chicago last night. The Reds picked up their third straight win after matching the Cubs blow for blow in game one. Cincinnati is batting .242 at the plate, while pitching with a 2.67 ERA. Former Giants infielder Jason Vosler has homered in back-to-back games, and he led the way with three RBI against the Cubs last night. 

Luis Cessa is set to make the bullpen start for Cincy. The eighth-year pitcher went 4-4 in his first full season with the Reds, with a 4.57 ERA, and 59 strikeouts. 

Chicago vs Cincinnati Trends

Chicago is 1-3 against the spread this season, with a 2-2 over/under record. Cincinnati is 3-1 ATS this year, with a 2-2 O/U record. Cubs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.

Corey's Free Pick

Chicago is due for a win after coming so close yesterday, and with Cincinnati playing good ball at Great American early, I think we could see some more runs again in game two. Neither of the two starters present an imposing threat, and if the hot swinging on both sides continue, it could affect the scoreboard. Take the over for this NL Central clash Tuesday.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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