Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5-23-22

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5/23/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs will meet with the Cincinnati Reds in MLB action in Great American Ball Park, OH, on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6:40 PM ET. The Cubs will start the series with Drew Smyly on the mound. Smyly wasn’t at his best against the Pirates last time out, giving up three runs in only 4.1 innings and taking the loss to fall to 1-5.

 

The veteran southpaw struggled on the mound this month, despite having a respectable 3.97 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 34 innings pitched.

 

Smyly was flawless 3-0 with a great 3.09 ERA in 23.1-lifetime innings last year, allowing only three runs in 12 innings.

 

The Cubs will begin a six-game road trip with this game. They were much better on the road, where they’ve posted a solid 9-9 record. On Sunday, the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 to snap a three-game losing streak.

 

  • The Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against Cincinnati.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Chi Cubs’ last 7 matches on the road.

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 5/23/2022

 

In this game, Vladimir Gutierrez will earn his eighth appearance of the season. Gutierrez had difficulties again in his most recent start, giving up four runs in only 4.2 innings against the Brewers, but escaped with a no-decision in a game the Reds won.

 

This year, the young right-hander struggled, giving up four home runs in his previous two appearances and posting an 8.65 ERA and 1.96 WHIP while going 0-5 in 26 innings. Last year, Gutierrez pitched 22.2 innings against the Cubs and had a 2.38 ERA with a 1-2 record.

 

After a dismal 3-22 start, the Reds remained competitive. They swept Cleveland last week after winning a series against the Brewers earlier this month. Last weekend, the bats were silent in a series defeat to the Blue Jays, but they came back to win 3-2 on Sunday.

 

Brandon Drury has a fantastic month at the plate, with 15 RBIs and a.911 OPS. The 29-year-old third baseman is having a fantastic season, with 22 RBIs and an.842 OPS. Drury didn’t play in Toronto last weekend, but they should be in this game.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 matches at home.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago Cubs. On the road, where they are 9-9, the Cubs are a superior club. All year, the Reds only won five games at home. Drew Smyly, the Cubs’ starter, generally does well against the Reds.

 

Last season, he held them to three runs in 12 innings and is 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA in his career against them. In addition, the Cubs should have a field day with Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez.

 

In his previous four outings, he gave up 20 runs in only 17.2 innings. The Cubs are playing well lately, going 5-5 in their previous ten matches. The Chicago Cubs will win to a predicted score of 5-4

 

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MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

 

Location: Great American Ball Park, OH

 

Date: Monday, May 23, 2022

 

TV: MARQ

 

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -114

 

MLB Totals: 9.5

 

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