The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds will start their four-game set when they meet-up at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday night. DeSclafani has allowed two earned runs, 15 hits and two walks while striking out 16 over the last three starts (21 1/3 innings) for a 0.83 ERA. He’s been able to get early swings in counts and induce weaker contact. This will be Hamels’ fifth start for the Cubs and his second at Wrigley. The lefty has given up two earned runs over 25 innings in his four previous outings. He has not faced the Reds since 2016 and is 10-1 with a 1.93 ERA in 15 starts against them.
CIN are 3-10 in their last 13 road games.
CIN are 4-10 in their last 14 Thu. games.
CHC are 42-15 in their last 58 Thu. games.
CHC are 19-9 in their last 28 home games.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings in Chicago.
Over is 36-13-3 in the last 52 meetings.
Prediction: CINCINNATI +205