Cincinnati Reds host Chicago Cubs in baseball action
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
Jeff Samardzija, with a record of 8-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Reds trot Mike Leake to the mound in this one. He is 12-6 so far in 2013.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 3 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 10 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago won its last outing, a 9-1 result against the Reds on September 10. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 9-1 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Edwin Jackson.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 17-5 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 12
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Friday, September 13