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May 6, 2:20 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 Friday.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Edinson Volquez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Matt Garza, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 3.96 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -127 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League and the Reds at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 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 10-4 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -155 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 10-4 final on Thursday in support of Homer Bailey at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Dodgers on May 4. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ted Lilly and the Dodgers 5-1 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 7

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