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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 08/16/2021 Preview, Game Analysis and Baseball Tips
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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 08/16/2021 – An NL Central Division battle is all set to take place as the Chicago Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds from the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The baseball betting sites have predicted a winner based on the odds and lines from each team. The Chicago Cubs are sitting at the fourth position in the NL Central Division play behind the Cardinals in the third. Cincinnati Reds are holding the second spot in the NL Central and their chase behind the Brewers continues. Both teams will open their first game of a three-game series.
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 08/16/2021
The Chicago Cubs dropped a total of 68 games after winning just 52 in return. The Cubs will enter this game riding a miserable 11-game losing streak. Chicago was swept by the Marlins in their last three-game series. Last night, they gave up four runs to Miami and scored just one in return. Justin Steele will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 2-1 record on the season with an ERA of 2.95 and 22 Ks in total.
Players to watch: Willson Contreras C (GP 104, AB 345, R 48, H 78, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 40, TB 144, BB 43, SO 116, SB 4, AVG 0.226, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.75, WAR 3.8), Ian Happ CF (GP 107, AB 318, R 35, H 56, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 12, RBI 30, TB 102, BB 45, SO 115, SB 1, AVG 0.176, OBP 0.284, SLG 0.321, OPS 0.605, WAR -0.7).
The Cincinnati Reds have been sitting at the second spot in the NL Central Division for a long time. The Reds are behind the Brewers by 12 games in total. Cincinnati won a total of 64 and dropped 55 in return. Last night, they gave up runs to the Phillies and smashed seven in return. Wade Miley will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. Miley is holding a 9-4 record on the season with an ERA of 3.00 and 97 Ks in total.
Players to watch: Jesse Winker RF (GP 110, AB 420, R 77, H 129, 2B 32, 3B 1, HR 24, RBI 71, TB 235, BB 53, SO 75, SB 1, AVG 0.307, OBP 0.395, SLG 0.56, OPS 0.955, WAR 2.8), Eugenio Suarez 3B (GP 112, AB 415, R 53, H 72, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 23, RBI 65, TB 156, BB 42, SO 142, SB 0, AVG 0.173, OBP 0.258, SLG 0.376, OPS 0.633, WAR -2.4).
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 13 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Picks
The Cubs are not as strong as the Reds with their unbalanced pitching and batting squad. The mlb bets tonight favor the Reds to take out Chicago with ease and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Reds 7, Cubs 4.