2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 31, 2015
This pick was released to clients on August 31, 2021 at 1:38PM ET.
Cincinnati at Chicago
Monday 08/31 08:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Chicago -1.5 runs +105 (runline) (risk 1 to return 2.05) RESULT: LOSS
Chicago is flying high after a no-hit win last night against the Dodgers, and now they are coming home in a pennant race. The Cubs are 14-3 in their last 17 home games. They face a struggling Reds team that has lost five of six and 14 of their last 16 contests. Cincinnati's offense has been terrible, scoring 1 run or less in four of the last six games, including a pair of shutouts. Reds starter Michael Lorenzen (3-8, 5.46 ERA) is 0-6 over his last eight major-league starts and was demoted after allowing seven runs and seven hits in 1+ innings August 11 against San Diego. He has started against the Cubs twice this season and is 0-1 with an 8.68 ERA. The Reds are on a 17-35 run and 20-43 as an underdog. Chicago is 13-3 when Kyle Hendricks starts at home, and the team has averaged 6 run his last six starts, going 5-1. The Reds are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings, including 2-8 at Wrigley Field, so look for a bust-out win by the motivated home team. Play Chicago on the Runline.