Baseball Las Vegas Odds & Free MLB Predictions: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Cincinnati Looks to End Season on High Note Against Chicago

Baseball Las Vegas Odds & Free MLB Predictions: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs

Reds: 67-92 (28-50 V)
Cubs: 90-69 (46-32 H)
When: 2:20 PM ET, Friday, September 29, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: MLB Network, FSN Ohio, CSN Chicago

The recently crowned NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs will probably take a breather over the weekend as they have nothing to gain for postseason perks as they prepare to meet the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series with the opener set to be staged Friday night at the famed Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The Cubs, who claimed the NL Central title on Wednesday, are already set to meet the Washington Nationals in the divisional playoffs set to take place in the nation’s capital next Friday. The Cubs rested most of their starters in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday but most are expected back for the opener versus the Reds.

Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks threw five scoreless innings with just four hits allowed and a season-high nine strikeouts and would seem to be the logical choice to start the opener in the NLDS next week. The Cubs have won ten of their sixteen contests against the Reds thus far this season including 5 of 7 at Wrigley Field.

RH Robert Stephenson (5-6, 4.86 ERA) will look for his 3rd straight quality start as he takes the mound for the Reds while LH Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.06 ERA) attempts to replicate his gem from his last start as he gets the nod for the Cubs.

Stephenson has performed relatively well in his last seven starts after a stint in the bullpen. The 24-year old compiled a 5-2 record with a 2.87 ERA during that stretch. In his last outing, Stephenson allowed a couple of runs across five hits with a homerun in six innings in a loss against the Boston Red Sox back on Saturday. In all, the California native is 0-2 with a hefty 6.08 ERA in 2-career starts against the Cubs.

Quintana has been lights out in the month of September after going 2-0 with just five runs allowed in 27 2/3 innings with 31 strikeouts which amounts to a 1.63 ERA in 4 starts. The 28-year old was sensational in his last outing in which he threw a three-hit shutout while fanning a season-high ten batters against Milwaukee last Sunday. The Columbia native won his lone career start against the Reds back on August 14.

Mybookie Sportsbook has the Cubs favorites at 185-moneyline with the total sitting at 7.

MLB Runline Odds at BetOnline the Cubs were favored by -1½ (+120)

Pitching Matchup:
Reds: RH Robert Stephenson (5-6, 4.86 ERA)
Cubs: LH Jose Quintana (11-11, 4.06)

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs Sports Baseball Las Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
901 Cincinnati - Stephenson
+166
902 Chi Cubs - Quintana
-185
  Total
7

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The Reds will trot Robert Stephenson out to the mound in this one. Right hander Stephenson has a 5-6 record and a 4.86 ERA this season.

The Cubs will counter Stephenson with Jose Quintana. Left hander Quintana has a 4.06 ERA to go along with a 11-11 record this season.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs Sports Baseball Las Vegas Odds & Trends

Cincinnati:
Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

Chi Cubs:
Chi Cubs is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chicago Saturday, September 30

Free MLB Predictions: Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 3 at Bovada

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