The Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs play the last of their three game series in Chicago tonight. Mat Latos will go for the Reds while Jeff Samardzila gets the start for Chicago. Get MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Cincinatti won a close battle yesterday against their division foe, 2-1. Mike Leake went eight strong giving up just three hits and an earned run while striking out six. They turn to Latos tonight who enters with a perfect 6-0 record, 2.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. In his last start against St. Louis he picked up the victory, throwing seven innings giving up eight hits and two earned runs. He has received wins in two of his last five game, however his team has won eight of their last nine when Latos is on the hill. In his last two home starts he has given up just three earned runs. The Reds are 17-15 overall on the road, and 11-5 in their last 30 games. The Reds are 9-2 against the Cubs this year, and 10-3 overall when Latos is on the mound.
Jeff Samarjzija enters with a 3-7 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He lost his last start against the Pirates giving up eight hits and four earned runs in six innings of work at Wrigley Field. Two of his three wins have been at home this year. In his last three home starts, Samardjzia has given up 18 hits and nine earned runs combined. As a team, Chicago is 14-20 at home this year and 7-9 over their last 30 games. The Cubs are 4-9 as a team when Samardzija.
Latos has proven consistency while the Cubs still struggle to score runs. Ill take the Reds on the road at www.sportsbookroom.com.