Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats (6/6/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 6, 2024
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The Chicago Cubs are set to play against the Cincinnati Reds on June 6, at 7:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati. The game will air on MARQ. Current odds are Chicago Cubs at +106 and Cincinnati Reds at -125. Today’s forecast predicts light rain with a high of 79°F. This matchup is crucial for betting enthusiasts looking for insights into MLB odds and team performance in Cincinnati.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds June 6 Pre-Game Odds

The Reds enter tonight’s matchup as slight favorites with most sportsbooks, reflected in their negative moneyline odds. The over/under for the game is set at 9.0, indicating expectations for a high-scoring affair. The run line is set around 1.5, though the juice on that number varies slightly across Ohio sportsbooks, offering varied options for bettors.

  • Bet365: Reds -125, Cubs +105, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Reds -130, Cubs +110, over/under 9.0
  • Caesars: Reds -125, over/under 9.0
  • BetRivers: Reds -125, Cubs +105, over/under 9.0

Odds are subject to change between the Cubs vs. Reds.

Cubs vs. Reds projected starting lineups

Cubs starting lineup

  1. DH Mike Tauchman (L)
  2. RF Seiya Suzuki (R)
  3. CF Cody Bellinger (L)
  4. 3B Christopher Morel (R)
  5. LF Ian Happ (S)
  6. 2B Nico Hoerner (R)
  7. 1B Michael Busch (L)
  8. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  9. C Miguel Amaya (R)

Reds starting lineup

  1. CF TJ Friedl (L)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 3B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. 1B Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. LF Jacob Hurtubise (L)
  8. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  9. DH Will Benson (L)

Cubs vs. Reds Probable Starters For Thursday

(CHW) Javier Assad (R)4-12.271.1822.29.9
(CHC) Hunter Greene (R)3-23.441.1625.910.2

Cubs vs. Reds Injuries for Thursday’s Game

Chicago Cubs: Key relievers Yency Almonte and Julian Merryweather are on the 60-day injured list with shoulder and rib injuries, respectively. Starters Keegan Thompson and Adbert Alzolay are out with an illness and a forearm strain. Colten Brewer is sidelined with a back strain.

Cincinnati Reds: Emilio Pagán is on the 15-day injured list due to triceps tightness. Ian Gibaut and Brandon Williamson are on the 60-day injured list with forearm and shoulder injuries. Matt McLain is recovering from shoulder surgery, and Noelvi Marte is serving an 80-game suspension.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Chicago Cubs Team Stats and Standings

The Chicago Cubs, with an even 31-31 record, are positioned second in the NL Central Division. They’re entering the matchup after a recent win against the White Sox, carrying momentum with a 4-6 record in their last ten games — three of which were against the Reds. Their performance at the plate and on the mound has been consistent, as highlighted by their season stats:

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Team average: .228
  • Team home runs: 61
  • Team Stolen bases: 40
  • Team ERA: 3.93
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 552

Cincinnati Reds Team Stats and Standings

Heading into tonight’s game against the Cubs, the Reds are looking to improve their 29-33 record. Positioned fifth in the NL Central, they’ve shown significant promise with a 7-3 record in their last ten outings, highlighted by a four-game winning streak. Key season stats for the Reds include:

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Team average: .228
  • Team home runs: 61
  • Team Stolen bases: 92
  • Team ERA: 3.93
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 514

For MLB fans and bettors, these stats offer a glimpse into what could be expected in the upcoming faceoff between the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Player Stats

The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds showcase players with notable performances, impacting MLB betting odds. Mike Tauchman and Christopher Morel from the Cubs have both shown impressive stats, with Morel leading in home runs and RBIs. On the Reds’ side, Spencer Steer and Elly De La Cruz are key players, with De La Cruz excelling in runs and stolen bases. Recent games, including Chicago’s win over the White Sox, also shed some light on the potential that players such as Ian Happ and Hector Neris have to influence this game.

Chicago Cubs Stats Leaders

Mike Tauchman and Christopher Morel stand out for the Cubs, significantly influencing MLB betting strategies.

  • AVG Leader: Mike Tauchman .269
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 11
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 37
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 36
  • SB Leader: Pete Crow-Armstrong 7

Cincinnati Reds Stat Leaders

Spencer Steer and Elly De La Cruz are pivotal for the Reds, affecting the odds for MLB bettors.

  • AVG Leader: Spencer Steer .247
  • HR Leader: Elly De La Cruz 10
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 40
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 39
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 32
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