Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday April 25th, 2015. At 1:10 PM EST.
The (8-7) Chicago Cubs of the National League Central Division will stay in “THE BUCKEYE STATE” for the second game a three-game weekend series. The Cubs will play the (8-8) Cincinnati Reds also of the National League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Great American Ball Park on the banks of the “OHIO RIVER” in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Cubs management have built a contender from the ground up. The Cincinnati Reds core players must step up their play, the Reds have too much talent to be average. The opening betting line has Cincinnati as a +110 home underdog; the betting total is seven runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Chicago Cubs are on a two-game losing streak, with game one of the series starting at 7:10 PM EST on Friday April 24th. The Cubs are second in the Division, two and a half games out of first place. The Chicago Cubs took two of three from Cincinnati earlier this month, scoring fourteen runs in the three-game series. Shortstop Starlin Castro is the team leader in four of the five major offensive categories. First Baseman Anthony Rizzo has a .471 On Base Percentage. Highly publicised Kris Bryant has a .360 Batting Average with seven RBI S., The Cubs are 2-6 their last eight baseball games in the “QUEEN CITY”. The Cubs travel back to the “WINDY CITY” to start a six-game homestand starting on Monday April 27th. Right Handed pitcher Jake Arrieta (2-1) with a 1.74 ERA this season will be on the hill for game two of the 2015 Free MLB Picks series in Cincinnati. The 6’4″ 225 pound Missouri native threw seven inning, allowing four hits and one run in a 5-2 victory at Pittsburgh on April 20th. The Chicago Cubs are 16-35 their last fifty-one baseball games against Cincinnati. The Cubs have gone over the betting odds total five times, the betting odds under the total has come in three times, and they have two pushes their last ten MLB games. The Chicago Cubs are 8/1 to win the 2015 National League Pennant.
The 2015 Cincinnati Reds have won three of their last four baseball games. Cincinnati is in a tie with Pittsburgh for third place in the NL Central, one-half game behind the Cubs. The Reds scored twenty-four runs in the four-game set against Milwaukee, averaging six runs. First Baseman Joey Votto is regaining his form. Votto leads the team in Hits, Home Runs, RBI’S, has a team-leading .361 Batting average and is has a team high.466 On Base Percentage. Cincinnati is starting a six-game homestand, before hitting the road on Thursday April 30th for a ten game road trip. Cincinnati comes in the series healthy; a few reserves have minor injuries. The Reds are 6-2 their last eight MLB games at home. The betting odds under the total are 9-2 Cincinnati last eleven on Saturday’s. The Cincinnati Reds will send Right Hander Anthony DeSclafani (2-0) with a 0.86 ERA on the hill for Saturday’s matchup. The New Jersey native has not given up a run in his last two starts. The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 their last ten Baseball games, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven times. The Cincinnati Reds are 20/1 to win the 2015 National League Title.