Cincinnati Reds VS Chicago Cubs

MLB Baseball 01:10 PM ET

Saturday

05/02/2021

BSOH, MARQ

Spread: Cincinnati Reds -151

Over/Under: 9

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The Chicago Cubs (12-15) will duel the Cincinnati Reds (12-14) in the finale of a three-game series at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 1:10 PM ET. Chicago tied the series after winning the 2nd installment versus the Cincinnati Reds at 3-2 on Saturday. The Cubs will try to win this series after losing the recent series played against the Atlanta Braves (1-3). The Chicago Cubs lost six of their last eight matches while scoring 18 runs in their last three outings and four or more runs in five of their last 10 contests. LF Kris Bryant posted 28 hits and 19 RBIs in leading Chicago while 1B Anthony Rizzo and SS Javier Baez combined for 42 hits and 28 RBIs. 2B Nico Hoerner recorded one run on three hits with one walk and 1 RBI in winning Game 2. Zach Davies led the pitching staff with four hits, one earned, three walks, and three strikeouts in 4.0 innings pitched.

The 29-year-old right-hander Trevor Williams will start the finale of a series versus the Reds on Sunday. Williams is 2-2 with a 4.44 ERA and 27 strikeouts this year. In his major league career playing against Cincinnati, the righty thrower is 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA and 52 strikeouts. The Cubs are 1-5 in its last 6 matches as the underdog and 1-6 in its last 7 outings during Game 3 of a series. The Over is 4-1 in Chicago’s last 5 overall.

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 5/2/2021

On Cincinnati’s side, the team lost two of their last 5 games including a 2-3 defeat in Game 2 of a series versus the Cubs on Friday. The Reds obtained 10 runs scored in their last three outings and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 contests. The Cincinnati Reds split their last 8 matches when scoring four or more runs. Jesse Winker made 30 hits and 16 RBIs in leading Cincinnati while Right Fielder Nick Castellanos and 1st Baseman Joey Votto combined for 53 hits and 32 RBIs for the Reds. Left Fielder Tyler Naquin and Nicholas Castellanos scored one run on two hits each for the Reds. Starter Luis Castillo recorded 8 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk, and 5 strikeouts in pitching for 5.1 innings.

The Cincinnati Reds will be assigning the right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle to the bump to start the finale of a series against the Cubs on Saturday. In his MLB career this season, the righty thrower is 1-1 with a 1.75 ERA and 36 strikeouts. In pitching against Chicago, Mahle is 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 50 strikeouts. Cincinnati is 15-6 in its last 21 contests as a home favorite and 1-4 in its last 5 matches at home. The OVER is 4-0 in the Reds’ last 4 outings as a favorite.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati -151. Chicago’s inefficient offense will always occur time and time again and they will be dealing with Tyler Mahler with a hot hand on the ball. In his last 11.2 innings pitched, the right-hander thrower of the Reds gave up 7 hits and one run. The prediction, Cincinnati will win at 8-5.

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MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021

TV: BSOH, MARQ

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -151

MLB Totals: 9

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