The Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to go head-to-head with the Chicago Cubs on June 1, 2024, at the iconic Wrigley Field. The matchup is set for a 7:15 PM start under what is expected to be moderately rainy conditions.

Taking the helm on the pitcher’s mound for the Reds will be Hunter Greene, who has maintained a solid ERA of 3.062 this season. Opposing him will be the Cubs’ Justin Steele, whose ERA stands at 4.454. Both pitchers will aim to dominate in this crucial division face-off.

In the current standings of the NL Central Division for 2024, the Reds are 12th with a record of 25-32, marking a .440 winning percentage. They are 5th within their division with a record of 3-4. Recently, the Reds have been picking up the pace, winning 6 of their last 10 games and coming into this match on a winning streak. At home, their record is 14-17, whereas their road games show a slightly lesser performance at 11-15.

Conversely, the Cubs hold the 8th position in the division with a slightly better overall record at 28-30, corresponding to a .480 winning percentage. Their division performance has been less impressive, standing at 6-11. Recent struggles have emerged, with the team winning just 2 of their last 10 and currently facing a three-game losing streak. Their home record currently stands at 15-12, and their road games at 13-18.

As for the betting odds for this matchup, the point spread is set at -1.5, with the Over/Under at 7.0. For those looking to wager, the money line odds are +119 for the Reds as the away team, while the Cubs are favored at -139 at home. Based on these odds, the Cubs are slight favorites in this encounter, which suggests a close and competitive game given the narrow margin in the point spread and the low total points expectation.