Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks

August 18, 2012


The Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.
Righthander Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Samardzija is 8-10 this season with a 4.06 ERA.
Starting this game for the Reds will be Johnny Cueto. The righthander has a 2.45 ERA to go along with a 15-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Reds on August 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team records:
Chicago: 46-71 SU
Cincinnati: 72-47 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 15 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, August 18

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