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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions & Picks

It has been a dreadful period of form for Chicago in August. This month, the Cubs are just 1-12 and come into today’s clash low in confidence after losing the last 11 matches in a row. Things are unlikely to get better when they make their way to the Great American Ball Park where they are going to face the Reds. Can they cause an upset and bounce back?

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions

August 16th 2021 – 7:10 ET


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Tip Reasoning

  • The Chicago Cubs have lost their last 11 matches in a row
  • The Cubs are just 1-12 in August and have been seriously struggling for form
  • Wade Miley is currently 6-2 with a 2.56 ERA at the Great American Ball Park

Very low confidence in the Cubs’ camp after 11 consecutive defeats

Some might be surprised to see that the Cubs are currently in this dreadful run, but if we look a bit deeper, this was somehow expected after they have traded away most of their notable names at the trade deadline. It is tough to see something changing on Monday if you consider that Chicago are just 4-9 against Cincinnati this term. The hosts will see this as an excellent opportunity to pile some more misery on the Cubs. The Reds are in reasonable confidence, they are playing good baseball and are well into the fight to secure the second National League Wild Card place, as they are just 2.5 games behind the Padres.

This will be an excellent opportunity for them to put some more pressure on their closest competitors, so this is a must-win for them against a Cubs side in disarray. At home, Cincinnati have been very consistent this season when facing teams on paper weaker than them. If you are hoping for an upset, you might need to reconsider as the Cubs have been very disappointing on the road, especially against stronger sides.

The Reds can count on Wade Miley, who is currently 6-2 with a 2.56 ERA at the Great American Ball Park this term. As mentioned, Chicago lineup doesn’t seem to be able to create many problems as their pitching staff is currently posting a dreadful 7.69 ERA in the last 15 days. This really looks a one-sided affair, so there are opportunities also to back the Reds to win in the handicap market (1.5 runs line) if you are after more interesting odds.

Game Totals Prediction

Looking back at the first three games of this series, we can see that the game total has been five, seven and nine runs, The over has been the outcome of most games played at this stadium in this term. Additionally, the over is 13-7-1 in Miley’s 21 matches played this season. Cincinnati are playing with great confidence now, but their bullpen has also had some problems this term, so this fixture has everything to be a high-scoring one and makes sense to back the Over in those circumstances.

Q. What time is Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds game starts?

Monday 7:10 ET

Q. What ground is the Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds played at?

Great American Ball Park

Q. What are the odds on Chicago Cubs winning?

+190 (Odds subject to chance)

Q. What are the odds on Cincinnati Reds winning?

-208 (Odds subject to change)

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John was born and raised in London, John has always been in love with American sports. He started to write football articles back in 2006 on his own blog and has also worked for several newspapers. John other passion was betting and has worked as a trader for several top sports book in the UK. As sports trader and has joined leading UK betting tipping site BettingTips4You in 2013 and he is now head of content. He has a great passion for US Sports so hasn't wasted the opportunity to write also for NewJerseySafeBetting, now that online sportsbetting has been legalized in the state.