Mat Latos faces Jeff Samardzija in MLB odds action
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Cincinnati on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago puts its faith in starter Jeff Samardzija to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-3. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mat Latos, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 2.73 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Reds) and the No. 4 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 5.4 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.9 hits per game).
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +163 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Cincinnati 4-2 in extra innings at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 1-9
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Miami, Thursday, April 25
Cincinnati at Washington, Thursday, April 25