Tony Cingrani out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest
Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Cincinnati will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.
It's a pitching duel between Tony Cingrani for the Reds (1-0 on the year) and Carlos Villanueva for Chicago (1-0 so far).
The visitors were +-154 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
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:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 3 ranked National League offense (5.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Reds on April 22. Bettors who backed the Reds at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago lost a tight one on Monday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Cubs at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chi Cubs at Cincinnati, Wednesday, April 24