Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 6/7/24

Cincinnati Reds (29-33) vs Chicago Cubs (31-31)

Game Info: Friday, June 7, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Nick Lodolo (5-2) (3.11) vs Justin Steele (0-2) (4.10)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -124 / Chicago Cubs +114 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds prediction. This will be the second installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Chicago Cubs recent form and player performance

• The Cincinnati Reds recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago Cubs

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cincinnati Reds

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Cubs and Reds

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Cubs vs Reds game

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs played their crosstown rival Chicago White Sox in a couple of games early this week. On Tuesday in the opener the Cubs eked out a 7-6 win, then in game two the Cubs took another victory by the same score. On Thursday versus the Reds, Chicago’s run was halted with an 8-4 loss. Javier Assad managed 5.2 innings in the start with five earned runs.

For the starter gig in the Friday game the Cubs are sending out Justin Steele. This year Steele is 0-2 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts. He has 36 Ks in 37.1 innings total. Steele is 24-18 with a 3.38 ERA in 81 career games (70 starts).

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Over on the Reds’ side, they took on the Colorado Rockies in their last set. Cincinnati bagged wins 13-3 and 4-1 in the first two games of that series. On Wednesday the Reds won again, this time 12-7. In the Thursday game Cincinnati posted nine team hits in the victory. Hunter Greene lasted 6.2 innings in the start with four earned on five hits and two walks.

Nick Lodolo will take the starter slot for the Reds on Friday. This year Lodolo is 5-2 with a 3.11 ERA and 49 Ks in 46.1 innings over eight starts. Lodolo is 11-10 with a 4.01 ERA in 34 career starts at the MLB level.

Cubs vs Reds Injury Notes

Reds RP Emilio Pagan (triceps) came off the 15-day Injured List Thursday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Eight of the Cubs' last nine games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Five of the Reds' last six home games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last four games between the Cubs and Reds.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last three night games at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances at Great American Ball Park against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances against NL Central opponents at Great American Ball Park.
  • Nick Lodolo has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Reds' last six home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Stephenson has scored at least one run in each of the Reds' last six games against NL opponents.
  • Tyler Stephenson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Reds' last seven games against NL opponents.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with the Reds as favorites.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Seiya Suzuki has hit a home run in each of the Cubs' last two games as road underdogs.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded a Double in each of the Cubs' last three road games against NL opponents.
  • Seiya Suzuki has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Cubs' last five games against NL opponents.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight road appearances against the Reds.
  • Cody Bellinger has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine road appearances against the Reds.
  • Justin Steele has recorded six or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances with the Cubs as road underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 Friday night appearances with the Cubs as underdogs.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances with the Cubs as road underdogs against NL opponents.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’ll probably just stick with the Reds here. Lodolo had a spotty outing in a loss versus the Giants back on May 11 (6.0 innings; four earned) but he’s been good in his last two starts more recently. Lodolo is 2-0 in that pair with three earned on 12 hits and one walk combined over 11.1 innings.

On Thursday the Reds scored three runs in two different innings during a well-rounded offensive display. I like Cincinnati to keep it up on Friday, provided Lodolo has a quality start.

Andrew’s Pick Cincinnati Reds -124

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