On the evening of June 1, 2024, the Cincinnati Reds are set to take on the Chicago Cubs in an exciting MLB showdown at Wrigley Field, starting at 7:15 PM. The game day forecast predicts moderate rain which could add an extra layer of challenge for the players.

Leading the pitching for the Reds is Hunter Greene, who enters the game with an impressive ERA of 3.062. His counterpart from the Cubs will be Justin Steele, sporting a slightly higher ERA of 4.454. As the teams prepare to battle, the Reds find themselves 12th in the 2024 NL Central Division standings with a record of 25-32, while the Cubs are positioned slightly better in 8th place, with a 28-30 record.

In terms of divisional performance, the Reds have secured 3 wins against 4 losses, whereas the Cubs have a 6-11 record within the division. Recent form highlights the Reds’ 6 victories in their last 10 games, coming off a recent win, while the Cubs have struggled, winning just 2 of their last 10 and currently experiencing a 3-game losing streak.

Betting odds for this match are quite intriguing. The point spread stands at -1.5, with an Over/Under of 7.0 runs. Looking at the moneyline, the Cubs, playing at home, are favorites at -139, whereas the Reds are positioned as underdogs with a moneyline of +119. Bettors focusing on these odds will watch closely how the pitching matchups and recent team form could influence the outcome in what promises to be a compelling game.