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Mat Latos faces Chris Volstad in MLB odds action

Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds
Aug 19, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Sunday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Chris Volstad for the Cubs on the hill facing Mat Latos for the Reds. Volstad brings a 0-9 mark to the game, while Latos is 10-3 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Reds in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -250 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Reds and the National League No. 15-rated Cubs in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-7 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +167 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 9-7 final on Saturday in support of Brooks Raley at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Monday, August 20
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Monday, August 20

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