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Aug 14, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Bronson Arroyo gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 10-9 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Rusin, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cubs as +130 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 999 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. 9-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 3-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Cincinnati at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds beat Chicago in extra innings, earning a 6-4 victory at Wrigley Field in MLB wagering action.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 14-1 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Thursday, August 15
Chi Cubs home to St. Louis, Friday, August 16

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