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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/29/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/29/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will be chasing balls against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 4:10 PM ET. Chicago will be playing in this doubleheader game 1 after losing the first installment of the four-game set against the Reds. Meanwhile, Cincinnati is looking for another win after their victorious Friday’s contest (6-5) versus the Cubs. The Cubs, with an 18-13 standing and a .581 team percentage, are in 1st place in the NL Central Division and are in 3rd place in the National League. The Reds are in 10th place in the National League, with a 14-17 standing and a .452 team percentage and are in 3rd place in the NL Central Division.

Chicago won only four of their last 10 contests, and lost three games in a row versus Detroit (1-7, 6-7) and Cincinnati (5-6). Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs for the Cubs. SP Kyle Hendricks recorded 10 hits with five earned and surrendered two homers in 6.0 innings of play in that losing effort. Yu Darvish (5-1, 1.70 ERA, 44 Ks) will start this game for Chicago.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 8/29/2020

Cincinnati split their last 10 assignments, and won the last three games against Milwaukee (6-1, 6-0), and Chi Cubs (6-5). Tyler Mahle showed a solid start for the Reds in pitching 6.2 innings, with two earned, two walks, 11 strikeouts and gave up two homers in that winning effort. Eugenio Suarez added a solo homer, three RBIs, three hits and two runs for the victory. Cincinnati will be sending Trevor Bauer (3-1, 1.65 ERA, 49 Ks) to the pitcher’s plate for his sixth start this season. Over his major league career, Bauer has a 73-61 record with a 3.98 ERA and 1228 strikeouts in 1149.2 innings of play.

The Cubs reported 5 key players injured in this game. Relief Pitchers James Norwood (shoulder) and Brad Wieck (hamstring), 2B Daniel Descalso (ankle), 3B Kris Bryant (finger), RF Steven Souza (hamstring) will be out from the field in this contest. The Reds posted 4 key players who cannot play today. Relief Pitcher Matt Bowman (elbow), CF Nick Senzel (undisclosed status), 1B J. Votto (undisclosed status), and RF A. Aquino (rest) will not be running in the field for Cincinnati.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this game is the Cincinnati Reds -133. The Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 contests, and the totals went OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 outings when playing on the road against Cincinnati. The Chicago Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 assignments against an opponent in the National League. The totals went UNDER in 6 of the Reds’ last 8 outings, and the totals went OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 contests against the Cubs. The totals went OVER in 5 of the Reds’ last 6 match-ups when playing at home against the Chicago Cubs. The prediction, pick the Cincinnati Reds -133 to a score of 5-4.

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/29/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020

TV: MARQ, FSOH

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -133

MLB Totals: 7.5

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