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Baseball odds preview - Chicago vs. Cincinnati

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds
June 6, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

23-34TEAM RECORD30-30

Chicago pays a visit to Cincinnati on Monday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Matt Garza to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-4. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mike Leake, who owns a 4-1 record on the season with a 5.05 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Cubs odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 3 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 7 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 2 in the National League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 14-ranked defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 9-6 loser as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +119 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 9-6 on Sunday behind a start from Chad Billingsley at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 23 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 7

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