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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


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The Chicago Cubs will play the first game of their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds in Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH, on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 7:10 PM (EDT). After a 5-4 defeat to the Miami Marlins on Saturday, Chicago is now at 52-67. The Cubs dropped ten consecutive matches and are 19 1/2 matches behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. In its last 18 games, Chicago failed 16 of them. 


Willson Contreras leads Chicago with a .226 batting average and team-highs in home runs (17), RBIs (40), and on-base percentage (.333). Chicago blasted 148 home runs, but 54 of those came from players who are no longer with the team. Justin Steele will take the mound for Chicago on Monday. The left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA, 22 strikeouts, and eight walks.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ previous 6 matches.
  • The Chicago  Cubs are 1-7 SU in their last 8 matches against Cincinnati.
  • The Chicago Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 8/16/2021


After a 6-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, Cincinnati fell to 63-55. Phillies pitcher Matt Moore went seven innings without allowing a hit to the Reds. The Reds sit eight matches behind the Milwaukee Brewers who are first place in the National League Central. Four of Cincinnati’s previous six games ended in defeat.


Jesse Winker leads Cincinnati with a .309 batting average and team-highs in hits (129) and on-base percentage (.397). Joey Votto, the first baseman, leads the team in home runs (26) and RBIs (75). Wade Miley will be the starting pitcher on Monday for the Cincinnati Reds. The left-hander has a 9-4 record with a 3.00 ERA, 97 strikeouts, and 41 walks.


  • The total went OVER in 9 of Cincinnati’s previous 13 matches.
  • Cincinnati Reds are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches at home against the Chi Cubs.
  • Cincinnati Reds are 5-0 SU in their last 5 matches at home.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds. The MLB pick for this game is the Cincinnati Reds. The play is the Cincinnati Reds, even though the OVER is a good bet. The Reds claimed each of their previous five games at home and 41 of their last 60 games against American League Central opponents. The Cubs are a fragment of the team at the beginning of this season after trading away Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez. Chicago dropped 40 of its last 54 games overall, including each of its previous four games at Cincinnati and seven of its last eight games against the Reds. The Cincinnati Reds will win to a predicted score of 8-2.


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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 8/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM (EDT)

Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Date: Monday, August 16, 2021


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -233

MLB Totals: 9


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