Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds 7/8/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/7/2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:10 PM on CSCh, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohi
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-6) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Cueto, J (8-6)
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On Tuesday afternoon, seven-game winner Travis Wood will start for the Chicago Cubs when they face Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Last Wednesday, Travis Wood pitched just 3.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox, but he took the no decision rather than the loss. He gave up three earned runs in that outing and walked four batters while striking out three. On the season, Wood has a 7-6 record with a 4.62 Era and he has only given up nine home runs in 99.1 innings on the mound.
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier has six hits in his 17 at-bats versus Wood with two home runs and six RBI. Zack Cozart is just 2-for-19 against Woods with nine strikeouts in his career.
Right-hander Johnny Cueto pitched seven good innings against the San Diego Padres on the road last week, but he ended up taking the loss after getting no help from his offense. He gave up three runs on seven hits in that game and struck out eight batters while walking three. He is now 8-6 with an excellent 1.99 ERA and he has struck out 130 batters in 131.1 innings.
Shortstop Starlin Castro has faced Cueto more than any of the other Cubs, but he is just 7-for-30 against him with one RBI and four strikeouts. None of the current Cubs have been able to hit a home run off of him yet.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 43-39-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 38-46-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
07/06/14 C Brayan Pena Personal out indefinitely
07/06/14 1B Joey Votto Quad questionable
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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