Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 6-30-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 6/30/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 6/30/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Cincinnati Reds (26-48) will steal bases against the Chicago Cubs (29-46) in the series installment finale of the NL Central Division competition at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 8:05 PM ET.

 

Cincinnati comes into this final match of a series versus Chicago after splitting the first two installments of a series in the past two days. The Reds won game 1 at 5-3 on Tuesday but gave up the next round at 3-8 to the Cubs.

 

Cincinnati fell to 5th place at 26-48 in the National League Central Division with a .351 team percentage and 16.5 games behind first-place after gaining 322 runs but losing 402 for a -80 run difference this season.

 

DH Brandon Drury led the Reds’ offense after completing two runs on two hits with an RBI in defeat while Hunter Greene gave up 2 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 BBs with 5 strikeouts after finishing 4.0 frames for Cincinnati.

 

Third Baseman Brandon Drury powered the offense for the Reds after knocking 16 long balls and hitting 40 RBIs with a batting average of .279 this year.

 

SS Kyle Farmer contributed a team-high .281 BA, an OBP at .343, and a slugging percentage of .417 for Cincinnati. Righty Graham Ashcraft (4-1, 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 27 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Reds against the Chi Cubs in the opening round of a series on Thursday night.

 

The right-handed thrower conceded 38 hits, 4 long balls, and 7 BBs in pitching for 41.1 innings in his MLB career this year.

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 6/30/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs look for a back-to-back win on Thursday versus Cincinnati after an 8-3 victory on Wednesday. The Cubs lost game 1 to the Reds at 3-5 to split the series.

 

Chicago is in 4th place at 29-46 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .387 and 14 contests behind first place after tallying 321 runs but wasting 395 for a run difference of -74 over the course of the campaign.

 

Catcher Willson Contreras nailed two runs on three hits with two RBIs in leading the Cubs in the win while Justin Steele finished 5.0 frames after allowing 6 hits, one earned run, and 3 walks but fanned out 6 Cincinnati hitters.

 

Third Baseman Patrick Wisdom sparked the offense of Chicago after hitting 14 long balls and knocked 37 runs batted in while averaging .225 at the plate this year. Catcher Willson Contreras recorded a team-leading batting average of .280, an on-base percentage of .394, and slugging .519 this season.

 

The Chicago Cubs will be appointing right-hander Kyle Hendricks (3-6, 4.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 55 Ks) to start the final installment of a series against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The righty starter conceded 77 hits, 13 home runs, and 21 BBs in pitching for 75.1 innings in the majors this year.         

    

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago -124. The Cubs gain their advantage on the mound with Kyle Hendricks after giving Chicago the 10th best OBP in the majors this season.

 

Hendricks will take control of the ball to win the series versus Cincinnati on Thursday evening. The Chicago Cubs will win by a predicted score of 5-3.  

 

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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs 6/30/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

 

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022

 

TV: Marquee   

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -124                          

 

MLB Totals: 9.5

 

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