Both starters have fared well against each other in previous meetings, but have struggled in recent outings. Luis Castillo of the Reds has lost his last four starts while yielding 16 earned runs and six homers. Cubs starter Jose Quintana is winless in his last three outings and has struggled with control issues. Look for both lineups to have some success Friday and send this one Over the posted total.
4-3 IN LAST 7 MLB ATS PICKS | +120
4-0 IN LAST 4 CHI. CUBS O/U PICKS | +400
Bettors have been attacking Cubs starter Jose Quintana?s strong road ERA, while Reds starter Luis Castillo had a strong home start against the Cubs on May 19. But he has struggled of late, and is particularly vulnerable to giving up home runs. Take the reverse angle here on the total and play the Over on Friday.
66-47 IN LAST 113 MLB PICKS | +1925
The Marlins have the worst record (29-46) in the National League, but they're a .500 team (5-5) when Wei-Yin Chen starts. They also average an MLB-worst 3.5 runs a game, but jump to 4.9 when Chen starts. Jon Gray's last three starts for the Rockies were on the road and he gave up 13 runs combined and his last four overall have gone Over. The Rockies are just 6-9 behind him with 10 of the starts going Over. Take the Over on Friday.
31-18-1 IN LAST 50 MLB O/U PICKS | +1136
5-1 IN LAST 6 COLORADO O/U PICKS | +394
The Mets are 4-9 in Zack Wheeler starts this season, and that includes an 0-6 mark when Wheeler starts at Citi Field. Dodgers starter Alex Wood hasn't been much better than average this season himself, but he's done well against the Mets, holding current players on New York to a slash line of .203/.250/.424 in his career.
9-4 IN LAST 13 MLB O/U PICKS | +472
The Pirates have lost three of their last four, but I like the groove Ivan Nova has been in his previous two starts -- the best two-game stretch of the season, allowing just one run in each game. He got the win in both, which stayed Under. The Pirates' offense is struggling and the Pittsburgh wind is blowing in. Under is the play.
13-4 IN LAST 17 PITTSBURGH O/U PICKS | +885
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