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May 8, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

17-16TEAM RECORD15-17

The Chicago Cubs host Cincinnati on Sunday, looking to build on their 15-17 mark against the 17-16 Reds in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Johnny Cueto gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Ryan Dempster, who will be looking to improve on his 1-3 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -105 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Cubs and the league No. 5-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Reds average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +126 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Houston, Monday, May 9
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Tuesday, May 10

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