Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/29/2014
Wednesday, April 30, 7:10 PM on CSCh, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (1-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Cingrani, T (2-2)
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Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs will take the field behind Edwin Jackson as they take on the Cincinnati Reds and Tony Cingrani. It will be the 6th start for both pitchers.
Edwin Jackson makes this start after his last one was rained out. He’s carrying a 1 – 2 record with an ERA of 5.02. Jackson’s last outing was a losing affair after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Last season, Jackson went 8 – 18 with an ERA of 4.98 in 31 starts.
In 2013, Jackson was 1 – 1 with an ERA of 3.75 in 2 starts against the Reds. This season, Jackson got his only win against the Reds after going 5.2 innings and allowing 2 runs on 8 hits. Jackson will need to pitch around Cincinnati’s Joey Votto. Votto is batting .389 against Jackson with 2 homers and 2 RBIs.
Tony Cingrani also comes into this one with an extra day of rest after his Monday start (which would have been against Edwin Jackson) was rained out. Cingrani improved his record to 2 – 2 and his ERA to 2.86 after winning his last start. In that outing, Cingrani went 6 innings and allowed just a run on 6 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Last season, Cingrani was 7 – 4 with an ERA of 2.92 in 18 starts and 5 relief appearances.
In 2013, Cingrani was 1 – 1 with an ERA of 4.14 in 4 starts. This season, Cingrani lost his only start against the Cubs after allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts. But the Chicago lineup is only batting .196 against Cingrani.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 12-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.5
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 11-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
04/27/14 P Jose Veras Oblique 15-day DL (4/25)
04/24/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Jake Arrieta Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
04/27/14 C Devin Mesoraco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 P Aroldis Chapman Concussion 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 2B Skip Schumaker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/22)
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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