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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB odds

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Aug 9, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

Chris Volstad will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 0-8 record into the contest. Mike Leake gets the ball for Cincinnati; he's 4-7 so far this season.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 130 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Reds rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 3-2 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Mat Latos wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Chicago was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Padres. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 2-0 to the Padres on Wednesday at PETCO Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Cincinnati is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 22 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games
Chi Cubs are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, August 10

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