Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Matchup Report
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Chicago on Friday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Scott Feldman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 4-3 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Bronson Arroyo, who will be looking to improve on his 4-4 mark.
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this matchup found them as -160 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Reds and the National League No. 6-rated Cubs in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park.
Cincinnati was a 7-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Mets on Wednesday, with Mat Latos throwing 6 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Citi Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs' last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Saturday, May 25