Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Homer Bailey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Travis Wood, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 3 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 7 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 5 ranking in that category.
Chicago brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 5-ranked defense.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -150 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cubs endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Reds on Friday, with Scott Feldman throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs' last 24 games on the road
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Sunday, May 26