Reds vs. Cubs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, June 6, 2024

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The Cincinnati Reds (29-33) will put their four-game win streak to the test when they host the Chicago Cubs (31-31) Thursday at 7:10 PM ET on MARQ. Oddsmakers consider the Reds -124 favorites to extend their streak, while the Cubs are +105 underdogs looking for the upset.

Hunter Greene will get the ball for Cincinnati while Chicago will counter with Javier Assad.

Reds vs. Cubs Odds

  • Reds odds to win: -124
  • Cubs odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Reds -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: MARQ
  • Who Will Win Reds vs. Cubs?

    Reds and Cubs Betting Trends

    The Reds have gone 14-12 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 53.8% of those games).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -124 or shorter, Cincinnati has gone 11-9 (55%).

    The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 34 times this season and won 16, or 47.1%, of those games.

    This season, Chicago has won 13 of its 24 games, or 54.2%, when it’s the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.

    The Reds have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 62 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 29 of those games (29-30-3).

    The Cubs and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 29 of their 62 opportunities.

    Reds Stats & Insights

    The Reds have the No. 15 offense in baseball scoring 4.4 runs per game (271 total runs).

    Cincinnati ranks 16th in baseball with 61 home runs. They average one per game.

    The Reds rank 25th in MLB with a .228 batting average.

    Cincinnati strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 25 mark in baseball.

    The Reds pitching staff ranks 17th in the majors with a collective 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Cincinnati’s 3.94 team ERA ranks 16th among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Cubs Stats & Insights

    The Cubs have scored the 15th-most runs in the league this season with 271 (4.4 per game).

    Chicago’s 61 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.

    The Cubs’ .228 batting average ranks 25th in the league this season.

    Chicago ranks 21st with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.

    The Cubs strike out nine batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, third-best in MLB.

    Chicago has the 14th-ranked ERA (3.92) in the majors this season.

    Reds Key Players to Watch

    Greene (3-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Reds, his 13th of the season.

    Spencer Steer leads Cincinnati in batting average (.247) and runs batted in (40) this season while also slugging seven homers.

    Elly De La Cruz is slugging .430 this season, with a team-best 10 homers while driving in 26 runs.

    Jonathan India is slashing .242/.358/.347 this season for the Reds.

    Jeimer Candelario has collected 48 hits this season and has an OBP of .304. He’s slugging .443 on the year.

    Cubs Key Players to Watch

    The Cubs will hand the ball to Assad (4-1) for his 13th start of the season.

    Christopher Morel has put up a team-high 11 home runs and 37 runs batted in.

    Nico Hoerner is hitting .255 with 13 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 23 walks.

    Cody Bellinger is batting .258 with 10 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 17 walks.

    Mike Tauchman has a club-best .269 batting average.

    Reds and Cubs Injuries

    Reds: Christian Encarnacion-Strand: 10 Day IL (Hand), Ian Gibaut: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brandon Williamson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt McLain: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Cubs: Jordan Wicks: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Yency Almonte: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Colten Brewer: 15 Day IL (Back), Keegan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Illness), Daniel Palencia: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Julian Merryweather: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Caleb Kilian: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Adbert Alzolay: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

    Reds vs. Cubs Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Reds 5, Cubs 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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