On the 2nd of June, 2024, the Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to go head-to-head against the Chicago Cubs at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field, starting at 2:20 PM. The forecast suggests variable clouds for the day of the game.

Nick Lodolo is set to start as pitcher for the Reds, entering the game with a commendable 3.124 ERA. In the opposing dugout, the Cubs will counter with Ben Brown, who boasts a slightly better ERA of 2.719.

In terms of standings within the 2024 NL Central Division, the Reds are currently 12th with a record of 25-33, translating to a winning percentage of 0.43. They are ranked 5th in the division with a 3-5 record against division opponents. Recently, they have claimed victory in 5 of their last 10 games but are coming off a loss. At home, the Reds have struggled somewhat with a 14-17 record, but their road performance shows slight improvement at 11-16. During daytime games, they’ve accumulated 11 wins, versus 14 in nighttime encounters. The team has managed to score 237 runs while allowing 247 runs against them.

On the other front, the Chicago Cubs rank 7th in the same division with a close record of 29-30, marking a 0.49 winning percentage. They’re placed 2nd in the division, with a divisional record of 7-11. The Cubs have been underwhelming in their last 10 outings, garnering only 2 wins but entering this match on a winning note. Their home record stands more positively at 16-12, with road games resulting in 13-18. Day games have brought them 13 wins, while they have performed slightly better at night with 16 victories. The Cubs have scored 255 runs this season and conceded 264.

Turning to the game’s odds, the point spread is set at -1.5, with an over/under total of 7.5 runs. In terms of moneyline betting, the Cubs are slightly favored with odds of -121, while the Reds come in as slight underdogs with a line of +102. These numbers suggest a relatively balanced matchup with the Cubs having a minor edge, especially considering their advantage in recent form and slightly better pitching ERA from Brown.