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Sep 19, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

89-59TEAM RECORD58-90

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Cincinnati on Wednesday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Mike Leake to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-9. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Chris Rusin, who owns a 1-2 record on the season with a 5.06 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +145 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 15 and the Reds sitting at No. 5.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 2-rated defense.

The Reds were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Germano and the Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Reds at Cubs trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Thursday, September 20

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