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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Cincinnati Reds

vs

Chicago Cubs
Friday, April 18, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs battle on Friday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Alfredo Simon to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Chicago Cubs is Jeff Samardzija, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 1.29 ERA.

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-2.8 victory for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 4-10 record to the battle against the 6-9 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 28 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 19 (Cincinnati Reds) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 21 ranking for hits at 8.07 per game. By contrast, the Cincinnati Reds are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Cincinnati brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Johnny Cueto blew away 12 Pittsburgh batter in the Reds's last start, leading them to a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Saturday, April 19th

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