Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Preview
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Leake gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Travis Wood brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Reds and the National League No. 4-rated Cubs in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Cubs average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.
Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 9-rated defense.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -134 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Scott Feldman's start, as they lost 4-2 against Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 10-6 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -245 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alejandro Sanabia and the Marlins 10-6 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 23