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Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds in MLB odds

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
May 4, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Reds arrive at Wrigley Field on Saturday.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Jeff Samardzija in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-4 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Tony Cingrani, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cubs as +120 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 9-rated Reds in this matchup.

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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. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Reds average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

The Reds were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati rolled to a 6-5 win against Chicago on Friday, as Mike Leake and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 5