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Cincinnati Reds @ Chicago Cubs - May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024, 8:46am EDT

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As a former sports statistician, I always delve deep into the numbers to uncover hidden trends and insights. Looking at the upcoming matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs, there are some interesting statistics to consider.

On the mound for the Reds is Graham Ashcraft, who has a 4-3 record this season with a 3.9 ERA and averages 8.4 strikeouts per game. The Cubs will counter with Javier Assad, boasting a 4-1 record with a 3.8 ERA and 8.9 strikeouts per game.

When it comes to batting, the Cubs have been averaging 4.3 runs, 7.5 hits, and almost 4 RBIs per game with a .221 batting average and a solid on-base plus slugging percentage of 65.5%. On the other side, the Reds have been scoring around 4.1 runs, collecting nearly 7 hits and driving in close to 3.9 RBIs per game while hitting .210 with an OPS of 64%.

Both teams have had their struggles recently, with the Cubs going just 1-7 in their last eight games and the Reds posting an underwhelming record of 8-17 in their last twenty-five games.

Considering these stats and recent performances, my prediction for this game is that the Reds will come out on top against the struggling Cubs tonight at Wrigley Field. The pitching matchup slightly favors Ashcraft over Assad based on their performances so far this season.

In terms of scoring, I anticipate a relatively low-scoring affair with both teams likely falling below their average runs per game given the quality of pitching they will be facing.

So there you have it – my prediction is that the Cincinnati Reds will secure a win over the Chicago Cubs in what should be a closely contested game decided by strong pitching performances from both sides.

Let’s see how these predictions play out on Friday night at Wrigley Field!

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
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Wager TypeChicago CubsCincinnati Reds
Team DataChicago CubsCincinnati Reds
Runs4.264.07
Hits7.476.95
Runs Batted In3.953.86
Batting Average0.2210.210
On-Base Slugging65.53%64.06%
Walks3.563.38
Strikeouts8.918.36
Earned Run Average3.813.93