Reds vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 5/26/23

Chicago Cubs (22-27) vs Cincinnati Reds (21-29)

Game Info: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (6-1) (2.20) vs Hunter Greene (0-4) (4.68)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -160 / Cincinnati Reds +130 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their series in Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are 21-29 this season and they have lost six of their last eight games. Cincinnati is coming off of a series split with the Cardinals, where they won two games and lost two games. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .271 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 217 runs with a .248 batting average and a .325 on base percentage. Spencer Steer is batting .278 with six home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Reds. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 0-4 with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 50.0 innings pitched this year. 

Cubs Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 22-27 this season and they have lost eight of their last eleven games. Chicago is coming off of a series win against the Mets, where they won two out of three games. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.16 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 232 runs with a .260 batting average and a .338 on base percentage this year. Dansby Swanson is batting .265 with five home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Cubs. The projected starting pitcher for Chicago is Justin Steele, who is 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 61.1 innings pitched this season. 

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Cincinnati is 2-6 in their last 8 games and 2-8 in their last 10 Friday games. The over is 8-1 in Cincinnati’s last 9 game one’s of a series. Chicago is 18-3 in their last 21 Friday games and 18-6 in their last 24 game one’s of a series. The over is 10-2-1 in Chicago’s last 13 games. The under is 3-1-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings in Chicago.


Both of these teams have struggled over the last two weeks, but Chicago is coming off of a nice series win against the Mets. Chicago is starting Justin Steele, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. Cincinnati is starting Hunter Greene, who has allowed 17 earned runs over his last 22 innings pitched. I like the Cubs in this matchup. 

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