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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Preview and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Cincinnati Reds dueling the Chicago Cubs on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Jon Lester to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Scott Feldman will be his counterpart for the Cincinnati Reds. Jon Lester is 8-7 this season, and Scott Feldman is 7-7.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.8-4.2 win for the Cubs. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 63-56 record to the battle against the 50-71 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 6 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cincinnati Reds rank No. 16 at 8.66 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 22 ranking in that category.

Cincinnati brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds starter, H Bailey, was terrific in striking out 10 Chicago batters last time out, but Cincinnati still lost 7-6 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Chi Cubs is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Atlanta, Friday, August 18th
Chicago home to Toronto, Friday, August 18th

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