Cincinnati Reds VS Chicago Cubs

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Thursday

08/28/2020

MARQ, FSOH

Spread: Chicago Cubs -123

Over/Under: 9.5

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will be hitting balls against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:10 PM ET. Chicago will try to get back from their last loss (6-7) to Detroit. Meanwhile, Cincinnati is still hot after sweeping a doubleheader contest versus Milwaukee, Thursday’s game. The Chicago Cubs, with an 18-12 standing and a .600 team percentage, are tied with the Braves in 2nd place in the National League and are in 1st place over the Cardinals in the NL Central Division. The Cincinnati Reds are in 3rd place in the NL Central Division, with a 13-17 standing and .433 in the series and are in 11th place in the National League.

Chicago split their last 10 contests, but lost the last two games (6-7, 1-7) against Detroit. Anthony Rizzo scored two RBIs and Kyle Schwarber grabbed a solo home run for the Cubs. Albert Almora Jr. added a double and an RBI. Chicago will be assigning Kyle Hendricks (3-3, 3.55 ERA, 28 Ks) to start this game versus Cincinnati. In his career playing against the Reds, Hendricks posted a 6-4 record with a 4.21 ERA and 94 strikeouts.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 8/28/2020

Cincinnati won just four of their last 10 assignments, but they were victorious in the last two outings (6-0, 6-1) against Milwaukee. Jesse Winker was the hero in game 1 with a pair of home runs and went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Eugenio Suarez took game 2 with his two-run home run. Nick Castellanos and Jesse Winker each contributed a double and an RBI. Tyler Mahle (0-1, 4.41 ERA, 21 Ks) will take on the mound for the start.

The Cubs posted 6 key players on their injured list. Relief Pitchers James Norwood (shoulder) and Brad Wieck (hamstring), Second Baseman Daniel Descalso (ankle), Third Baseman Kris Bryant (finger), Right Fielders Jason Heyward (no injury related reason) and Steven Souza (hamstring) will not be running in the field for Chicago. The Reds reported 2 key players who will not play tonight. Relief Pitcher Matt Bowman (elbow) and Center Fielder Nick Senzel (undisclosed status), will be staying in the player’s pit during this match-up against the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this game is Chicago Cubs -123. The Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests, and the totals went OVER in 12 of Chicago’s last 16 outings on the road. The totals went OVER in 4 of the Cubs’ last 5 assignments when playing on the road against Cincinnati. The Reds are 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests, and the totals went OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 outings against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds are 2-4 SU in their last 6 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The prediction, pick the Chicago Cubs -123 to a score of 6-4.

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/28/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time:  7:10 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

TV: MARQ, FSOH

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -123

MLB Totals: 9.5

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