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Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
April 21, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

6-8TEAM RECORD3-11

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Paul Maholm for the Cubs (0-2 on the year) and Mike Leake for Cincinnati (0-1 so far).

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cubs as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 999 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Cubs) and the No. 3 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 13 lineup of the Reds at 3.4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 9-4 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Cincinnati at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds enjoyed a 9-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Friday, with Homer Bailey throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

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

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Sunday, April 22

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