Point Spread: -1.50 | 125.00 Chi Cubs (Home)
Teams are lucky they don't have to face the Cubs in a Wildcard series right now, as they enter as arguably the hottest team in the league right now, having won six in a row and ten of their last 11.
Marcus Stroman gets the nod for the home side and he's 5-7 with a 3.66 ERA overall this season, but 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in five career starts vs. the Reds.
This is the Cubs home finale and Stroman has posted a highly-respectable 2.74 ERA over his past 15 appearances.
The Reds counter with Chase Anderson, who is a pedestrian 2-3 witha 4.70 ERA. He's 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA in 15 career appearances vs. the Cubs.
But Cincinnati has plated just 17 runs over its past nine games, while also dropping 18 of its last 22 overall.
Look for Stroman the Cubs to not only win this game, but to do so by a sizeable margin.
Consider the Cubs on the run-line Sunday.
Good luck, NP