CHICAGO CUBS vs. CINCINNATI 5/14/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The CHICAGO CUBS and the CINCINNATI will both be gunning for a victory on 5/14/2019 at 6:40 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Chicago Cubs (24-14) at Cincinnati Reds (18-23)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 14 – 6:40 PM EST
WHERE: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

951 CHICAGO CUBS 8.5 (110)
8.5 (-110) -120

TV: 6:40 p.m. ET, NBCS Chicago, FS Ohio (Cincinnati)
LINE: 110
PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Reds 4

Oddsmakers currently have the CINCINNATI listed as 110 point favorites versus the CHICAGO CUBS, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.5.

The Chicago Cubs have not lost a series in more than a month, and now they hope to feast on the last-place Cincinnati Reds. The National League Central rivals begin a three-game set in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

The Cubs haven’t dropped a set since losing two of three at Milwaukee from April 5-7, and they’re coming off a key series victory over the Brewers that extended Chicago’s division lead to two games. The Cubs have won five of their last six games and 12 of their last 14. The Reds had a three-game win streak snapped with a 6-5 loss at San Francisco on Sunday. Despite outscoring opponents by 30 runs, Cincinnati is five games below .500 in large part because of a 6-13 mark in one-run games.

Tony’s Pick TEAM

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (2-4, 3.19 ERA) vs. Reds RH Tanner Roark (3-1, 3.27)

Hendricks has been outstanding in his last two starts, allowing one unearned run over 17 innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The 29-year-old has been efficient – after an 81-pitch shutout against St. Louis on May 3, he needed only 96 pitches to get through eight innings Wednesday against Miami. Hendricks is 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA in 13 starts against the Reds, but he has been tagged for 23 runs (22 earned) in 34 1/3 innings across six starts in Cincinnati.

Roark has posted quality starts in each of his last two outings, winning both. The 32-year-old threw six shutout innings last time out at Oakland after limiting San Francisco to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in his previous turn. Roark, an Illinois native, is 5-2 with a 3.77 ERA in eight games (seven starts) against the Cubs.


1. Cubs SS Javier Baez is 17-for-45 with seven doubles and two homers during an 11-game hitting streak.

2. Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez is 10-for-23 with two homers during a five-game hitting streak and has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.

3. Cincinnati OF Nick Senzel has hit safely in seven of his first 10 major-league games, including three multi-hit efforts.

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Reds 4

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