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MLB Picks: May 25

Written by Cartichoke

Can Castillo and the Reds take down the Cubbies?

Good Wednesday to you all, and with one NHL game and NBA Playoffs being blowouts lets head to the diamond and get a nice little MLB winner.

For today’s matchup we have the Chicago Cubs (18-14) taking on the Cincinnati Reds (12-30) in game 3 of a 4 game series in the battle of the NL Central.

Pitching

Heading to the mound for the Chicago Cubs is veteran arm Kyle Hendricks, he is 2-4 on the year with 49.2 IP, 49 H, 1.33 WHIP and a 4.89 ERA. In his last game on May 20th vs the Arizona Diamondbacks he threw 5.0 innings, giving up 8 hits (with 4 of them being HRs), 2 walks and 7 earned runs. Let’s just say he had a rough outing and is probably looking forward to his redemption.

On the home side Reds are putting their Ace pitcher if you wanna call him that… Luis Castillo. He is one of those pitchers where every year you think that this is gonna be the year he pops off, but then you realize he is on the Cincinnati Reds. Anyways, on the year, he supports an 0-2 record, 15.2 IP, 14 H, 1.14 WHIP and a 4.60 ERA.

Batting

The Chicago Cubs have been hitting the ball very well lately, in their last 3 games they have posted a .978 OPS / .804 OPS and .927 OPS, so they are getting on base as well as hitting the baseball very well as of late.

For the Cincinnati Reds bats recently, they have posted OPS of .604 / .739 / .610. Their bats have been pretty quiet as of late and it doesn't make it any better knowing that last year they had a team with Nick Castellanos, Tucker Barnhart, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez.

Analysis

Sometimes in the gambling world things just don’t seem to make sense, and that is usually the case in the MLB and seeing that the Cincinnati Reds are a -140 favourite after the Cubs scorching them the first two games and just how bad the Reds are.

It doesn’t make any sense, which is why it makes sense so give me the Cincinnati Reds -140 at BetRegal.

The Cubs are 2-6 in Kyle Hendricks’ last 8 starts vs the Cincinnati Reds.

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