Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats (6/7/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 7, 2024
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The Chicago Cubs are scheduled to play against the Cincinnati Reds on June 7, at 7:10 PM, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The game will be broadcast on MARQ. MLB Odds have the Cubs at a -106 money line and the Reds at -113. This matchup is a key event for MLB fans and bettors looking for action in the NL Central division.

Cubs Vs. Reds 6/7/24 pregame odds

The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds present closely matched MLB Odds. Both teams show nearly even moneyline odds across major Ohio sportsbooks, indicating a competitive matchup. The run line is consistently set at 1.5, favoring the home team in some books and the away team in others. The over/under across all platforms is locked at 9.0, suggesting expectations of a high-scoring game.

  • Bet365: Reds -115, Cubs -105, over/under 9.0
  • BetMGM: Reds -108, Cubs -108, over/under 9.0
  • Caesars: Reds -115, Cubs -105, over/under 9.0
  • BetRivers: Reds -115, Cubs -105, over/under 9.0

MLB odds are subject to change for Cubs vs. Reds

Cubs vs. Reds projected starting lineups for Friday

Cubs starting lineup tonight

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

Reds starting lineup tonight

  1. RF Stuart Fairchild (R)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 1B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. LF Spencer Steer (R)
  5. DH Tyler Stephenson (R)
  6. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  7. CF TJ Friedl (L)
  8. 3B Santiago Espinal (R)
  9. C Luke Maile (R)

Cubs vs. Reds probable starters for June 7

(CHC) Justin Steele (L)0-24.101.2122.16.7
(CIN) Nick Lodolo (L)5-23.110.9925.45.2

Cubs vs. Reds injuries tonight

Chicago Cubs: 

  • Yency Almonte (RP) – Shoulder strain, out until June.
  • Colten Brewer (RP) – Lower back strain, expected return in June.
  • Keegan Thompson (SP) – Viral illness, out until June.
  • Adbert Alzolay (RP) – Right forearm strain, on 60-day injured list.
  • Julian Merryweather (RP) – Rib stress fracture, expected back in July.

Cincinnati Reds: 

  • Tyler Stephenson (100) – Right hand injury, status questionable.
  • Ian Gibaut (RP) – Right forearm strain, on 60-day injured list.
  • Matt McLain (SS) – Recovering from left shoulder surgery, out for first half of 2024.
  • Noelvi Marte (SS) – Suspended 80 games, out.
  • Brandon Williamson (SP) – Left shoulder strain, expected return in June.

Chicago Cubs Season Overview

The Chicago Cubs hold a record of 31-32, placing them second in the NL Central division. With a batting average of .227 and 63 home runs this season, their offensive stats are in need of a boost. The Cubs’ pitching staff has accumulated 559 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.00. Their performance in the last ten games shows a slight dip, with a 4-6 record, coming off a recent loss against the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Batting Average: .227
  • Home Runs: 63
  • Stolen Bases: 42
  • ERA: 4.00
  • Pitching Strikeouts: 559

Cincinnati Reds Season Overview

The Cincinnati Reds, with a 30-33 record, are positioned fourth in the NL Central. Their recent surge, marked by a 7-3 record in the last ten games and a five-game winning streak, highlights their competitive edge. The Reds have shown prowess on the bases with 93 stolen bases and maintain an ERA of 3.93. Their batting average stands at .229 with 62 home runs, indicating room for improvement in hitting. The Reds’ recent victory over the Cubs adds momentum as they host the upcoming game.

  • Runs per game: 4.4
  • Batting Average: .229
  • Home Runs: 62
  • Stolen Bases: 93
  • ERA: 3.93
  • Pitching Strikeouts: 527

Player Stats for Cubs Vs. Reds

In the upcoming matchup at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, the Cubs and Reds present key players with notable performances. Mike Tauchman, after hitting a walk-off home run against the White Sox, shows promising stats as the Cubs’ leadoff against right-handed pitching. On the Reds side, Elly De La Cruz stands out with impressive runs, home runs, and stolen bases, making him a significant player to watch in this game.

Chicago Cubs Leaders

Christopher Morel and Mike Tauchman are among the top performers for the Chicago Cubs, with Morel leading in home runs and RBIs, and Tauchman in batting average and runs. Nico Hoerner’s speed on the bases also poses a threat with his team-leading stolen bases.

  • AVG Leader: Mike Tauchman .265
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 12
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 39
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 36
  • SB Leader: Nico Hoerner 7

Cincinnati Reds Leaders

For the Cincinnati Reds, Elly De La Cruz is a standout player, leading in runs, home runs, and stolen bases. Jonathan India tops the batting average chart, while Spencer Steer leads in RBIs, showcasing the team’s balanced offensive threat.

  • AVG Leader: Jonathan India .244
  • HR Leader: Elly De La Cruz 11
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 40
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 40
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 32
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