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An NL Central Division battle takes place at the Wrigley Field on Monday afternoon between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs.  This will be the opening match of a three-game set between the two teams.  The Reds are in second place at 73-65, trailing the Brewers by 11 games while the Cubs are in fourth-place at 63-75.   


The Cincinnati Reds met the Tigers coming into this series.  They split the first two games, dropping game one at 15-5 but winning the second game at 7-4.  Detroit took the series with a 4-1 win in the finale.  Cincinnati also lost two out of three games in their series against the Mariners, the Cardinals, and the Brewers.  Cincinnati is looking to improve its record of 3 losses in the last 9 games.  Cincinnati has an on-base percentage of .330 and is batting at an average of .250 which are top 4 and top 6 in MLB.  Their 685 total runs scored is tied for the top 6.  The team is slightly below average at the mound with a 4.40 ERA which is ranked 18th and a BAA of .244 which is ranked 16th in the league.  RF Nick Castellanos leads Cincinnati with a batting average of .320 and 142 hits.  1B Joey Votto leads with 28 home runs and 85 RBIs.  RF Jesse Winker leads with .395 OBP.  For the game on Monday, Cincinnati will send Sonny Gray to the hill.  The right-hander is 7-6 with a 3.89 ERA and will make his 22nd start.  Through 108.2 innings of work this season, Gray has 95 hits, 47 earned runs, allowed 14 homers, 41 walks, and 127 strikeouts. 


  • The Cincinnati Reds are 8-3 SU in its last 11 games against the Chicago Cubs.
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games on the road.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/6/2021


The Chicago Cubs are enjoying a six-game winning streak courtesy of their 4-game sweep against the Pirates and doubleheader win against the Twins.  The Cubs won the first game at 6-5 and repeated the 6-5 victory in the second game.  The third game was won again by a single run at 7-6.  The finale ended at 11-8 in favor of the Cubs.  The Cubs won 8 of their last 11 games.  Chicago is struggling at the plate posting a .233 batting average which is ranked 28th, and 595 runs scored which improved to 20th in MLB.  The Cubs’ ERA improved to 23rd at 4.68 and they posted a whip of 1.39 which improved to 25th in MLB.  Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .251 which improved to 20th in the league.  For Monday’s matchup, the Cubs are sending Justin Steele for his 5th career major league start.  The left-hander is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.48.  Across 31.0 innings of work this season, Steele has 23 hits, 12 earned runs, allowed six homers, 16 walks, and 35 strikeouts. 


  • The Chicago Cubs are 6-0 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The Cubs are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home against Cincinnati.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 5 games at home.

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Cincinnati Reds.  The Reds are still the better team overall and have defeated the Cubs four times in their last 5 meetings.  Gray has been pitching well for the Reds too, where the team won in his last four starts.  Gray is capable of leading the Reds in another victory against the Cubs.  Taking the game on the road is the Cincinnati Reds.  The final score Prediction is 5-4.  


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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 9/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET


Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago


Date: Monday, September 6, 2021


TV: Marquee Sports


MLB Odds: Cincinnati Reds -152


MLB Totals: 11.0


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