MLB Free Pick – Wednesday, September 18

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The MLB action continues on Wednesday as we feature another free pick for our readers. Last night, the Atlanta Braves did not manage to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in our prediction. The Braves almost completed the come back in the 9th inning but fell short 5-4. We will look to bounce back tonight with a massive match in regards to the wild card race. Furthermore, if you like betting on baseball, we have an excellent offer for you! We partnered with Betway as they are offering a 100% bonus up to $100 (T&C’s apply) for new customers. Click here to find out more and take advantage of this offer.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, September 18 – 20:05 EST – Wrigley Field

Expected Pitchers: Jon Lester (13-10, ERA: 4.65) vs Tyler Mahle (2-11, ERA: 5.18)

The Cubs host the Reds in the third and final match of the series on Wednesday evening. The series is tied at one as Chicago won the opening match 8-2 and lost the second match 4-2. As the season draws to a close, the home team knows that they will need to keep up the pace with their other competitors. As it stands, they are battling against the Nationals and the Brewers in order to clinch a wild card spot. Tonight, they will field Jon Lester as their starting pitcher. The 35 year old pitcher is 13-10 this season with an ERA of 4.65. He also holds a 4-2 record in his last 7 starts. The Cubs are one of the best teams in the MLB when they play at home. They hold the second best home record in the National League and are 7-3 in their last 10 matches at Wrigley Field.

On the other hand, the Cincinnati Reds have nothing else to play for as they are mathematically eliminated from the wild card race. Nonetheless, they had a strong first inning which eventually led them to earn the win last night. The Reds have not been scoring a lot lately, as they are averaging 3.4 in their last 10 matches. The Cubs on the other hand are averaging 8.4. Tonight, Cincinnati will send Tyler Mahle to the mound. The 24 year old is having a season to forget. He’s posted a 2-11 record with an ERA of 5.11. He is winless in his last 7 starts. Overall, the Cubs need this game much more than the Reds. Expect them to bounce back after last night’s loss and earn the win in front of their home crowd.