Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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On Tuesday night, Johnny Cueto (18-8) will go for his fourth win in a row when he and the Cincinnati Reds face off against Jake Arrieta (8-5) and the Chicago Cubs.
Johnny Cueto had a very strong start last Thursday when he was able to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. He pitched eight shutout innings in that game and gave up just three hits while walking one batter and striking out seven. On the year, Cueto leads the league with 18 wins and he has one of the best ERAs at 2.15.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is 9-for-36 against Cueto in his career with a double, a triple and an RBI. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is just 2-for-18 against him with a solo home run and five strikeouts.
Last week, Jake Arrieta gave up two runs in 6.1 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on the road and finished with a no decision. He allowed seven hits in that outing and walked one batter while striking out five. Arrieta now has a solid 2.82 ERA on the year and he has only given up 7.1 hits per nine innings.
Reds speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton has two hits in his four at-bats against Arrieta with two walks, a double and an RBI. Outfielder Jay Bruce is just 1-for-5 against the right-hander with no walks and four strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 66-78-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 75-67-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 P Mat Latos Elbow questionable
09/10/14 P Dylan Axelrod Oblique out indefinitely
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8), out for season
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
09/03/14 SS Starlin Castro Ankle out for season
09/01/14 1B Anthony Rizzo Back out indefinitely
08/30/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Ankle 60-day DL (8/23), out for season
08/28/14 RF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 60-day DL (8/26)
08/21/14 P Edwin Jackson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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