Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 1, 2024

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Jun 1, 2024 6:12 AM
The Cincinnati Reds, leading the series 1-0, take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday, June 1st at 7:15 PM. The Cubs, sitting at 28-30 overall and 15-12 at home, look to even the series against the Reds, who hold a 25-32 record and 11-15 on the road. Expect a thrilling matchup as these NL Central rivals clash under the lights at the historic stadium.
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Reds vs Cubs starting pitchers

  • Justin Steele for Chicago Cubs
  • Hunter Greene for Cincinnati Reds

Reds vs Cubs statistics

Stat Reds Cubs
Hits 390 (30th) 430 (24th)
Batting Average .216 (29th) .228 (26th)
Runs Batted In 214 (22nd) 228 (17th)
Runs 227 (21st) 244 (Tied-14th)
Home Runs 52 (Tied-19th) 55 (18th)
Walks 191 (8th) 200 (Tied-4th)
Stolen Bases 85 (2nd) 35 (Tied-15th)
Strikeouts 515 (6th) 503 (8th)
Pitches 8075 (20th) 8437 (10th)

Chicago Cubs recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/31/24 vs Cincinnati Reds L 5-4
5/30/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 6-4
5/29/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 10-6
5/28/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers W 6-3 F/10
5/27/24 @ Milwaukee Brewers L 5-1

Cincinnati Reds recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/31/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 5-4
5/29/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 5-3
5/28/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals L 7-1
5/27/24 vs St. Louis Cardinals W 3-1
5/26/24 vs Los Angeles Dodgers W 4-1

Reds vs Cubs predictions

As we gear up for another showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs, a few key Reds players look poised to make a significant impact. A glance at Hunter Greene's season gives a hint of his capabilities, and his potent arm might steal the show if his recent performance is anything to go by. Elly De La Cruz also commands attention; his aggressive batting and speed on bases can turn the tides quickly. With his knack for RBIs, Spencer Steer shouldn't be overlooked either, especially since he's shown he can deliver when it counts.

Shifting focus to the Chicago Cubs, some players are bubbling with potential in this upcoming matchup. Ian Happ, consistently a strong performer, appears ready to add some crucial hits and potentially rack up RBIs, given his steady batting average. Another player to watch is Cody Bellinger, whose prowess at bat could be pivotal in stretching the Reds' defense. Lastly, keep an eye on Christopher Morel, who has not only demonstrated power at the plate with notable home runs but also a knack for driving in critical runs.

Given the current team dynamics and player forms, predicting the game's outcome leans slightly in favor of the Cubs. Their lineup shows a bit more consistency, and with Justin Steele on the mound, they have a fair chance to control the Reds' hitters. The Cubs also have the benefit of playing at Wrigey Field, where they've had a decent record this season. All signs are pointing to a tight game, but the Cubs might just have the edge to clinch a victory.

Chicago Cubs injuries

  • Yency Almonte (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Daniel Palencia (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Sam Thoresen (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Keegan Thompson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Colten Brewer (RP): 15-Day-IL

Cincinnati Reds injuries

  • Justin Wilson (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Brandon Williamson (SP): 60-Day-IL
  • Emilio Pagan (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Ty Floyd (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Connor Overton (SP): Day-To-Day

Reds vs Cubs game info

Venue Wrigley Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
First pitch Sat 7:15 PM
Temperature 72°
Chance of Rain 0%

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