Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5-24-22

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago Cubs (17-24) will be knocking balls against the Cincinnati Reds (12-29) in Game 2 of 4 of the NL Central Division at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 6:40 PM ET. Chicago opened a four-game series with a 7-4 victory over Cincinnati on Monday.

 

The Cubs won two games in a row after stopping the Diamondbacks at 5-4 in their recent tour on Sunday. Chicago tied with Pittsburgh in 3rd place at 17-24 in the National League Central Division with a .415 team percentage and 9 games behind first-place after acquiring 173 runs while giving away 172 for a +1 run difference for the season.

 

LF Ian Happ was excellent in leading the offense for the Cubs after scoring two runs on two base hits with a walk and hitting four RBIs in the win. Starter Drew Smyly controlled the mound with only 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 BBs allowed but wrung up 5 batters in pitching for 5.2 innings versus the Reds.

 

3B Patrick Wisdom added some power to the offense of Chicago with 10 home runs, 23 runs batted in, and averages .220 at the plate while CF Ian Happ recorded a team-high .286 batting average, a .399 OBP, and a .437 slugging percentage for the year.

 

Thirty-one-year-old righty Marcus Stroman (1-4, 4.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 28 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Cubs against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Stroman relinquished 29 hits, 7 free bases, and 5 long balls after pitching 31.1 frames in his career starts in MLB this season.

 

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 5/24/2022

 

The Cincinnati Reds will try to bounce back after losing the first installment of a series versus Chicago on Monday. The Reds also lost a series to the Blue Jays at 1-2, 1-3, and 3-2 in that order.

 

Cincinnati dropped to 5th place at 12-29 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .293 and 5 games behind the Cubs in 4th place after earning 159 runs but surrendered 226 for a run difference of -67 over the course of the season.

 

RF Aristides Aquino nailed two runs on two hits with three RBIs in leading the offense for the Reds in the losing effort. Vladimir Gutiérrez pitched for 4.0 frames after he gave up 4 hits, 4 earned runs, and 2 BBs with 5 strikeouts against the Chi Cubs.

 

3B Brandon Drury led the Cincinnati batting squad with a team-leading 7 home runs, 22 runs batted in, and a batting average of .246 while RF Tyler Naquin marked a team-high of .308 on-base percentage, a batting average of .256, and a slugging percentage of .463 on the season.

 

The Cincinnati Reds will counter with 27-year-old right-hander Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 44 Ks) versus the Cubs on Tuesday evening. He conceded 38 hits, 20 bases on balls, and 3 long balls in 43.0 innings pitched in his career starts in pro baseball this year.           

 

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cincinnati -110. The Reds will even the series against the Cubs with home-field advantage on Tuesday night.

 

Cincinnati will dominate this match-up versus the undermanned Chicago team as Catcher Willson Contreras (hamstring) will not be playing on Tuesday. Prediction: The Cincinnati Reds will win at 5-3.    

 

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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds 5/24/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

 

Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH

 

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds -110              

         

MLB Totals: 8  

 

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