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Baseball Matchup - Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Odds Preview

Cincinnati RedsChicago Cubs
Sep 7, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Wednesday as host Chicago battles the Cincinnati Reds in baseball odds action.

Ryan Dempster gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 10-11 mark. In the other dugout, Johnny Cueto brings a 9-5 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View Cincinnati vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 10 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cubs on September 6. Bettors who backed the Reds at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 4-2 in extra innings at Wrigley Field.

Next up:
Cincinnati at Colorado, Friday, September 9
Chi Cubs at NY Mets, Friday, September 9