Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/23/2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:05 PM on FSOH, CSCh
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (7-3) vs. Chicago Cubs - Arrieta, J (3-1)
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On Tuesday night, right-hander Homer Bailey will try to pick up his eighth win of the season when he and the Cincinnati Reds take on Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs.
On Thursday, Homer Bailey went 5.2 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended up taking the no decision in a game the Pirates ended up winning 5-4. He gave up three runs on nine hits in that outing while walking one and striking out five. On the season, Bailey is 7-3 for the reds despite giving up 102 hits in 90.1 innings.
Starlin Castro has just six hits against Bailey in 30 at-bats, but two of those hits were home runs. Veteran Nate Schierholtz is 8-for-17 against him with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.
28-year-old Jake Arrieta won his second game in a row and his third overall on Wednesday when he was able to defeat the Miami Marlins on the road. He pitched seven innings in that start and allowed just one run on five hits while walking one and striking out a season-high 11 batters. Arrieta has been fantastic for the Cubs so far this year, going 3-1 through nine starts with a 1.98 ERA.
Skip Schumaker is 1-for-1 against Arrieta with a walk, while Ramon Santiago and Brayan Pena are both 0-for-2 against him. None of the other Reds have faced the right-hander yet.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 34-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 36-33-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
06/22/14 2B Brandon Phillips Heel 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)
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
06/03/14 C Welington Castillo Back 15-day DL (6/1)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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