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Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Wrigley Field on Friday as the host Chicago Cubs battle the Cincinnati Reds in baseball betting odds action.

Chicago sends Jason Hammel out against Johnny Cueto for the Cincinnati Reds in this game. Hammel is 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA on the season, while Cueto is 4-4 on the year and has a 2.64 ERA.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-3.5 result in favor of 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

32-26 Chicago battles the Reds, currently with a 27-32 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.14 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.12 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.36 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (8.24 per nine innings).

Cincinnati brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati suffered a 6-3 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Michael Lorenzen wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 12 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Chicago, Saturday, June 13th

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