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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 7/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Cincinnati Reds (51-48) will challenge the Chicago Cubs (49-51) in a four-game showdown at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 8:05 PM ET. Cincinnati won the first two installments of a series against the St. Louis Cardinals at 6-5 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday. However, the Reds failed to complete a series sweep after a 6-10 loss to the Cardinals in the final match on Sunday. Cincinnati started the game with three runs scored and added three more runs in the 6th and 7th frames but failed to score in the last two innings resulting in a 6-10 defeat last time out. Sonny Gray lasted for just 3.1 innings of work after allowing eight runs on eight hits with one walk granted and struck out three St. Louis batters resulted in their loss. 1B Joey Votto acquired a one-run score on one hit with three RBIs while Catcher Tyler Stephenson made a run with a triple and earned one RBI for the Reds in the loss.

 

Left-handed Pitcher Wade Miley will be climbing up the hill to start the opening of a four-game face-off against the Cubs on Monday. The 34-year-old southpaw starter is 8-4 with a 2.72 ERA and a total of 84 strikeouts in his MLB tour this season. In his career start facing Chicago squad, lefty Miley is 7-4 with a 4.29 ERA and struck out 84 batters of the Cubs.

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/26/2021

 

On the Chicago side, the team split the first two games of a series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks at 8-3 on Friday and 3-7 on Saturday. The Cubs managed to get back and allowed the D-Backs to just a one-run score in a 5-1 victory on Sunday. The Chicago Cubs notched five runs in the first four innings while hitting six shots resulting in their victory in the final match. Starting Pitcher Trevor Williams earned the victory after pitching for 6.1 scoreless innings while giving away five hits and struck out six Arizona hitters. RFr Kris Bryant and 3rd Baseman David Bote acquired a one-run score on one hit with two RBIs apiece in the win. First Baseman Anthony Rizzo added one RBI with a double and made a run in the winning effort for the Cubs.

 

Chicago will counter with 31-year-old righty Kyle Hendricks to take the starting role in the series opener versus the Reds on Monday. In his appearances on the mound this year, the right-hander thrower is 12-4 with a 3.61 ERA and a total of 87 strikeouts. In his MLB career against the Cincinnati crew, Hendricks is 6-5 with a 4.24 ERA and struck out 105 batters of the Reds this year.

 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati +115. Though Outfielder Nick Castellanos of the Reds will not be playing due to a micro-fracture in his right wrist, the team is still the stronger team here. In 99 games played, Cincinnati ranked 10th in OPS and 9th in runs scored while Chicago ranked 21st in OPS and 20th in runs scored this season. The Reds will bounce back and take Game 1 on Monday. The predicted score: Cincinnati Reds will win at 5-3.

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 7/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Monday, July 26, 2021

 

TV: BSOH, MARQ

 

MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds +115

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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