Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

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

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Andrew Abbott (4-5) (3.39) vs Ben Brown (1-2) (3.33)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -115 / Chicago Cubs -103 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds meet Saturday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. Here’s a Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds prediction. This will be the third 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 a pair of games versus their crosstown rival Chicago White Sox this week. The Cubs took both of those matchups by 7-6 scores. On Thursday the Cubs fell to the Reds 8-4, then in the Friday game Chicago took a tough loss 3-2. Starter Justin Steele lasted 7.0 innings with three earned on five hits and a walk.

In the starter slot for the Saturday game the Cubs are going with Ben Brown. In his first 14 games (seven starts) Brown is 1-2 with a 3.33 ERA. He’s got 61 Ks in 51.1 innings total.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Over on the Reds’ side, they played the Colorado Rockies in their last series. Cincinnati managed a sweep in that set with wins 13-3, 4-1 and 12-7. In the Saturday game two versus the Cubs, the Reds scored twice in the fourth and never looked back. Nick Lodolo went 6.0 innings in the start with four hits and two walks for one earned run.

It’ll be Andrew Abbott in the starter role for the Reds on Saturday. This year Abbott is 4-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 12 starts with 52 Ks in 69.0 total frames. Abbott is 12-11 with a 3.68 ERA in 33 career starts.

Cubs vs Reds Injury Notes

Reds 1B Christian Encarnacion-Strand (wrist) had a follow-up exam Wednesday and was cleared to take the next step in his rehab.

Total Runs Facts

  • Six of the Reds' last seven home games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Cubs' last five road games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last five games between the Cubs and Reds.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Stephenson has scored at least one run in six of the Reds' last seven games.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances with the Reds as favorites.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in each of the Reds' last two day games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Reds' last three day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jake Fraley has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Reds' last nine day games against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cubs' last four day games.
  • Nick Madrigal has recorded at least one hit in each of his seven previous appearances with his team as an underdog against the Reds.
  • Cody Bellinger has scored at least one run in eight of his last 10 appearances at Great American Ball Park.
  • Cody Bellinger has hit a home run in five of his last nine appearances against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
  • Nick Madrigal has recorded at least one total base in each of his seven previous appearances with his team as an underdog against the Reds.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded a Double in three of the Cubs' last four day games against opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Reds here but I could probably go either way. Both starters have been a little shaky as of late. Abbott has given up nine earned runs in his last two starts over 12.0 combined innings. As for Brown, he’s coming off five earned in 5.0 innings during a loss to the Reds on June 2.

On Friday the Reds had a pretty modest evening at the plate with just five team hits and one walk. The pitching staff held things together quite well otherwise however, which helped Cincinnati get the win. I like the Reds to stay hot on Saturday.

Andrew’s Pick Cincinnati Reds -115

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